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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - February 1997

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Observer: Gregory Terrance
Location: Lima, New York
Date: February 26, 1997

Image taken using a 200mm Olympus lens at f4, 6 mins with a Finger Lakes Instrumentation IMG1300 camera.


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Observer: Ladislav Nemec
Location: Florida
Date: February 26, 1997

Meade LX200 10", 4x3 arcmin, 30 second exposure, Mead Pictor 416.


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Observer: Robert Wielinga
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: February 26-27, 1997

First drawing: 20 x 80 binocular Magnitude (naked eye): + 1.0 A small tail was visible with the naked eye (2 degrees). In the binoculars the comet had a very bright starlike nucleus. A bright jet was visible, causing a long bright stream in the comets tail. The field of view is about 2 degrees. Second drawing: 185x (17mm Plosl) 261mm Merz-refractor of Public Observatory Sonnenborgh Magnitude (naked eye): + 1.0 or even a little brighter! The view in the 26 cm refractor was beyond words! Lots of details were visible: fountains, jets, and waves it was all there! Bright and clearly visible.


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Observer: Brad Timerson
Location: ???
Date: February 26, 1997 04:30 AM

1. This first one is a wide field view through a normal camera lens - 1 minute at f/2.8 and Fuji 1600 color print film.

2. Hale-Bopp image taken through a 12.5" Newtonian at prime focus (f/4) for 30 seconds. Fuji 1600 again. The moon was a waning gibbous at the time, so sky background was a problem. In the wide angle shot, the trees in the foreground show up nicely illuminated by moonlight. The original of this close-up shows the gas (bluish) and dust (yellow-white) tails of the comet well.


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Observers: Jose-Luis Ortiz, Ernesto Sanchez-Blanco
Location: Observatorio de Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Date: February 26, 1997 05:39 UT

1-minute exposure of comet Hale-Bopp taken through a 300-mm lens at f/5.4 using a 1024 x 1024 CCD detector with no filter. The field of view is 2.4 x 2.4 degrees. The inner part of the coma was saturated in order to observe the tail.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: February 26, 1997 10:20, 10:55 UT

First image is a 120 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp taken with a wide angle Aero Ektar Lens. Image taken through a red wrattan filter. Exposure 120 seconds. Second image is a 300 second exposure of Hale Bopp through a 12 inch f5 Maksutov telescope, taken using a wratten 25 red filter. Image has had a dark frame subtracted, been flat fielded, and then gamma and contrast scaled. A false colour pallate has then been applied. Third image is a false colour verseion of the second image.


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Observers: Salvador Sanchez, Antonio Garcia
Location: Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca, Costitx, Spain
Date: February 23-27, 1997


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Observer: Bob Moler
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Date: February 26, 1997 10:50 UT

Equipment:  Sigma 200 telephoto f/2.8
Exposure: 2 minutes
Film:  SWF 400

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Observer: Francis Graham
Location: Christine Alley Observatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: February 26, 1997 11:00 UT

Sketch of Comet Hale-Bopp, 16 cm. f/15 refractor, 20 mm ocular.


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Observer: Astronomy Class (Students - Age 16-18)
Location: Sonderborg Observatory, Denmark
Date: February 27, 1997

1 x 5 Sec CCD Red filter CCD.


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Observers: Salvador Sanchez, Antonio Garcia
Location: Observatorio Astronomico de Mallorca, Costitx, Spain
Date: February 27, 1997 04:11-04:13 UT

Images were obtained using a C14 at f/22 + an ST-6 CCD Camera with a 0.5 sec exposure each. The field of view is 3.8' x 2.9'.


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Observer: Jacob Kuiper
Location: The Netherlands
Date: February 27, 1997 05:00 UT

Camera: Pentax ME-Super; Objective: Prinz Galaxy 5.6/300 mm, Exposuretime: 12 minutes; Film: Dixons, 100 ASA


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: February 27, 1997 09:50-10:45 UT

First image is a 300 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp taken with a wide angle Aero Ektar Lens. Image taken through a red wrattan filter. SBIG ST8 CCD image; 18 micron pixels. Second image is a 300 second exposure of Hale Bopp through a 12 inch f5 Maksutov telescope, taken using a Lumicon Swann band filter. Image has had a dark frame subtracted, been flat fielded, and then gamma and contrast scaled. A false colour pallate has then been applied. Third image is a false colour version of the second image.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: February 27, 1997 10:01:39, 10:13:43 UT

The first image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. The Observatory is part of the University of Puerto Rico, located in the city of Mayaguez, western coast of Puerto Rico ( lat 18 N, long 67 W ). The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The second Image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. 5 sec exposure. The field of view is 7.3 X 5.5 .


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Observer: Calvin Hill
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Date: February 27, 1997 12:14, 12:15 UT

Cookbook 245 CCD on a Meade 8" f/6 reflector using a Broadband nebula filter and processed with Multi245. Exposure: (6) 1 second stack-and-track integrations. These 3 images are from a 10 image sequence taken from 12:14:2 9 to 12:15:13 UT. Cookbook 245 CCD on a Meade 8" f/6 reflector using a Broadband nebula filter and processed with AIP245. Exposure: 1 second.

Cookbook 245 CCD on a Meade 8" f/6 reflector using a Broadband nebula filter and processed with Multi245. Exposure: (6) 1 second stack-and-track integrations


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