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Geist Drawing of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Gregg Geist
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: March 6, 1997 12:00-12:15 UT

Drawing of Hale-Bopp done this morning at the telescope from my front yard in Austin, TX, March 6, 1200-1215 UT. The drawing shows the brightest parts of the inner coma region. It covers a region about 8 to 15 arc minutes across. Observations were done with a 6 inch f/8 Orion Dobsonian with 10mm Ploessl eyepiece. The view is as on the sky, not in the telescope.

Gregg Geist
iareth@io.com


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