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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - March 1996

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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 1, 1996 04:22:31 UT

The first image taken after the comet conjuction. Comet Hale-Bopp was just rising above the pines and the image was taken as the dawn started. Image taken with the 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera, ST-6 CCD and V filter. Exposure time was 180 seconds.


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Observers: Guangjie Wu, Kaifan Ji
Location: Yunnan Observatory, China
Date: March 4, 1996


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Observer: Dave Buckley
Location: South Africa Astronomical Observatory
Date: March 10, 1996 03:45 UT

A 200 sec exposure through an I filter. Image taken using the CCD camera on the 1.0-m telescope at Sutherland. North is at the top, east is on the left. The frames are each 3 x 3 arc minutes on the side.


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Observer: Gordon Garradd
Location: Loomberah, New South Wales, Australia
Date: March 12, 1996 17:57 UT

200 sec exposure 1996 March 12.74832 (17:57 UT). North is up in this 15' X 12' field. The palette has been scaled to represent the visual appearance. Taken with a 25cm f/4.1 Newtonian and HI-SIS 22 CCD.


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Observer: Gordon Garradd
Location: Loomberah, New South Wales, Australia
Date: March 22, 1996 18:32 UT

16 minute exposure on Hypered Fuji SuperHGV400 on March 22.772 (18:32 UT). North is down in this approximately 1 degree field. The inner coma has quite a lot of gas, indicated by the blue-green colour, and there is a cloud of yellowish dust surrounding it, seen extending to the SW, almost to the satellite trail crossing the field. Taken with a 25cm f/4.1 Newtonian.


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Observers: Guangjie Wu, Kaifan Ji
Location: Yunnan Observatory, China
Date: March 27, 1996

Canon camera. Kodak Ektapress Plus 1600 Professional Color Negative Film with over 12 minutes exposure makes the true color of the comet.



Ron Baalke
ron@jpl.nasa.gov

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