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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - December 1996

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Observer: Paolo Candy
Location: Cimini Mountains, Viterbo, Italy
Date: December 3, 1996 18:00 UT

Celestron SCT 14 inch modified by the author at f/4.3 (1,542 mm of focal length) on CG Losmandy + Deepsky Lumicon filter - Fujicolor NPH400 Professional film 27 minutes of exposure guiding by GEG Lumicon off axis. In the original there are seven jets from the nucleus, two of which in antisolar direction.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puetro Rico
Date: December 3, 1996 22:34 UT

Image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. 15 sec exposure. The field of view in each image is 5.5 x 7.7 arc min. The image is unprocessed.


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Copyright 1996 National Astronomy Observatory
Observer: H. Fukushima
Location: National Astronomy Observatory, Japan
Date: December 3, 1996

Images were taken using the NAOJ 50cm reflector with a CCD camera.


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Observer(s): Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: December 4, 1996 17:08 UT
Copyright 1996 Herman Mikuz

False-color image taken with the 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera, R-filter and ST-6 CCD. Exposure time was 2 minutes. The frame field of view is 1.2x0.9 deg.


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Observers: Gianluca Masi, Franco Mallia
Location: Astronomical Observatory, Campo Catino, Italy
Date: December 4, 1996 17:11 UT

120 second exposure. Refractor 25 cm f/9 APO. CCD SBIG ST-6. Second image has been processed with Larson-Sekanina Algorithm.


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Observers: H. Fukushima, N. Yamamoto
Location: National Astronomy Observatory, Japan
Date: July - December 1996

Images taken using the NAOJ 50cm reflector with a CCD camera.


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Copyright 1996 National Astronomy Observatory
Observer: H. Fukushima
Location: National Astronomy Observatory, Japan
Date: December 8, 1996

Image taken using the NAOJ 50cm reflector with a CCD camera.


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Observer(s): Astrononmy Class (Students Age 16-18)
Location: Sonderborg Observatory, Denmark
Date: December 13, 1996

5" APO f / 9 mounted piggyback on a user retrained 16" SCT Meade. 100 Sec Single CCD exposures, ST6 CCD.


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Observer: Marcus Arzt
Location: Swabian Observatory, Stuttgart, Germany
Date: December 16, 1996 16:52 UT

CCD-image.
Exp. 60s.
Field of view: 7,7" x 5,8" north is up.
Telescope: Celestron 14 (350/3910mm).
Camera: CCD ST-6.

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Observer(s): Astronomy Class (Students Age 16-18)
Location: Sonderborg Observatory, Denmark
Date: December 20, 1996

These pictures show the dominant red filter B-W alone, together with a RGB Colour combined picture (3 x 100 Sec CCD). 5" APO f / 9 mounted piggyback on a user retrained 16" SCT Meade. 100 Sec Single CCD exposures, ST6 CCD.


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Observer: Otto Farago
Location: Swabian Observatory, Stuttgart, Germany
Date: December 25, 1996 16:51 UT

Image taken with ST-6 at focal length 3910mm.
Exposure = 60s
Telescope = Celestron 14
Field = 7.7' x 5.8'
North is up

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Ron Baalke
ron@jpl.nasa.gov

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