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Geist Drawing of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Gregg Geist
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: February 16, 1997 12:20-12:40 UT

The following picture was drawn at the telescope February 16, 1997 at 1220-1240 UT from my driveway in Austin, TX. Twilight was already well underway, masking all but the brightest stars. Observations were done with a 6 inch f/8 Orion Dobsonian with 25mm Ploessl eyepiece. The view is as on the sky, not in the telescope. A "diameter" of the coma drawn through the nucleus and perpendicular to the long axis would be about 20 arc minutes long.

Gregg Geist
iareth@io.com


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