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Gitto Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Paul Gitto
Location: Arcturus Observatory, Pine Barrens of Whiting, New Jersey
Date: February 10, 1997 10:43-11:06 UT

Nine Hale-Bopp Images taken 2/10/97. Dark and Flat field corrected. UT 10:43 , 10:45 ,10:48, 10:50, 10:53, 10:55, 10:58, 11:03, 11:06 Top Left to Bottom right to show motion. Images were onto a Pictor 416CCD thru a 10" LX 200 @ F/3.3 Images ranged from 30 sec. down to 23 sec. Frames 2,3, 4 include a CCD bloom at the front of the comet, it is not a star.

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