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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - February 1997

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Observer: John Cordiale
Location: Queensbury, New York
Date: February 13, 1997

Image taken with ST5. Radiant gradient filter to show jet structures.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: February 13, 1997 09:16:24-10:01:43 UT

First image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The image is unprocessed. Second image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 60 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The image is unprocessed. Third image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. The field of view is 7.3 X 5.5 . The image is unprocessed.


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Observers: Yvan Bourassa, Dominique Beauchamp
Location: Observatoire Alphonse-Tardif, St-Neree, Quebec, Canada
Date: February 13, 1997 09:40 UT

Image of comet Hale-Bopp by Yvan Bourassa and Dominique Beauchamp from MaestroniX inc. The image was taken with a Schmidt camera. We used PPF ISO 400 with an exposure of 5min.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: February 13, 1997 10:11 UT

First image is a 60 second exposure of Comet Hale Bopp made using a 12 inch f5 Maksutov Telescope. Images were exposed through a red filter (Wrattan 25) The image has been scaled to show detail in the coma. The second image is a version of the above image with a false colour pallete. The third images shows the jets of Comet Hale Bopp. 60 second exposure, processed by subtracting a 10 by 10 pixel median filtered image from the original.


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Observer: John Cordiale
Location: Queensbury, New York
Date: February 13, 1997 10:15-10:30 UT

Image captured with an ST5 CCD Camera and True Technology CCD Color Filters. Exposures wre 15 x 2.5 second Red and Green, 20 x 5.0 second Blue. The colors were further enhanced with Adobe Photoshop.


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Observer: Paul Gitto
Location: Arcturus Observatory, Pine Barrens of Whiting, New Jersey
Date: February 13, 1997 10:42-11:03 UT

Processed Tri-Color Hale-Bopp Image. Dark field corrected, and log scaled. Images were onto a Pictor 416CCD thru a 10" LX 200 @ F/3.3 Images ranged from(30 sec. Red) (2- 30 sec Green) (90 Sec. Blue) Images were shift & combine as Hale-Bopp has brightened considerably, and is blooming the chip in 10 sec exposures as compared to blooms at 25 sec. a few days ago!!


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Observers: David Fideler, Andy Harwood
Location: Ionia State Recreation Area, Saranac, Michigan
Date: February 13, 1997 10:50 UT

This drawing shows what the coma looked like through an 80mm f/5 refractor with a 26mm eyepiece coupled with a 2x Barlow lens. The bottom of the image is east and the image is mirror-reversed as I saw it, so the left side is south. The area shown is perhaps 1/2 degree of the sky.


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Observer: Nick Campitelli
Location: Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Date: February 13, 1997 11:10 UT

Image one was taken using a 300mm lens at f/4 attached to a home-made barn-door tracker. The exposure was for 60 seconds at 6:10 AM on Fugi super G 800 plus. Image two was taken with a 50mm lens at f/1.7 on a fixed tripod. The exposure was for 60 seconds at 5:50 AM on Fugi super G 800 plus.


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Observer: David Renneke
Location: Milan, Illinois
Date: February 13, 1997 12:06 UT

This picture was taken using a Meade 8" telescope and an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera. This was a 1 second exposure. The size of the photo is 28' x 18'.


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Observer: John Cordiale
Location: Queensbury, New York
Date: February 13, 1997 15:40 UT

Tricolor image of Comet Hale-Copp. Exposures were 24 x 2.5 seconds Red and Green, and 36 x 2.5 seconds Blue. Some of the red near the coma corresponds to increased dust in that area. I estimate the magnitude at about 1.5.


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Observers: Alessandro Dimai, Piergiorgio Cusinato
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: February 14, 1997

Two images of the comet Hale Bopp taken with a Takahashi 102 mm f/6, exp. 5', and Tele Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 (Kodak Express Gold 400 II hyper.). The comet was of magnitude 0.9 with an ion tail of ~6 deg. naked eye visible and a diffuse dust tail of ~2.5 deg.


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Observer: Nick James
Location: Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Date: February 14, 1997 05:21 UT

15 10 second exposures.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: February 14, 1997 09:19:31, 10:07:45 UT

First image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The image is unprocessed. Second image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. .70 sec exposure. The field of view is 7.3 X 5.5 . The image is unprocessed.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: February 14, 1997 09:57:32 UT

First image is a 60 second exposure of Comet Hale Bopp made using a 12 inch f5 Maksutov Telescope. Images were exposed through a red filter (Wrattan 25) The image has been scaled to show detail in the coma. Second image is a version of the first image with a false colour pallete. Third image shows the jets of Comet Hale Bopp. 60 second exposure, processed by subtracting a 10 by 10 pixel median filtered image from the original,


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Observers: J. Saucedo, A. Cabral, F. Avila
Location: University of Sonora, Mexico
Date: February 14, 1997 12:45, 13:26 UT

30 second exposures. Taken with 6cm CCD ST-4x + IR 830nm and 28 mm CCD ST-4X + IR 830nm.


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Observer: Paul Mortfield
Location: Cupertino, California
Date: February 14, 1997 13:00 UT

Taken with a 8" f/1.5 Schmidt Camera, 5 min. hypered techpan.


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Observers: H. Fukushima, D. Kinoshita
Location: National Astronomy Observatory, Japan
Date: February 14, 1997 20:10, 20:17 UT

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


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Observers: Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: February 15, 1997

Image taken with a Takahashi 102 mm f/6 , exp. 6'. (Kodak Express Gold 400 II hyper.). The comet was of magnitude 0.9 with an ion tail of ~8 deg. naked eye visible and a diffuse dust tail of ~2,5 deg.


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Observer: Andjelko Glivar
Location: Donja Stubica, Croatia
Date: February 15, 1997 04:07-04:29 UT

First image taken with a Celestron 8 at f:10 on Fujicolor super G plus 800. Exposure was 5 min. Second image is also a 5 min exposure.


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Observer: Andjelko Glivar
Location: Donja Stubica, Croatia
Date: February 15, 1997 04:07-04:50 UT

First image taken with a Celestron 8 at f:10 on Fujicolor super G plus 800. Exposure was 5 min. Second image was also a 5 minute exposure. Third image was taken with Tele 200mm/f:3,5. (piggyback on C8) Fujicolor super G plus 800 and 2 min exposure.


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: February 15, 1997 05:14-05:27 UT

Digitalized images taken with a (T) 173/1050 mm in focus.


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Observer: Nick James
Location: Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Date: February 15, 1997 05:20-05:44 UT

1. Three 80 second exposures.

2. 120 second exposure, 50mm f/2.8


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: February 15, 1997 09:57:26, 10:12:35 UT

First image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 5 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The image is unprocessed. Second image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. .50 sec exposure. The field of view is 7.3 X 5.5 . The image is unprocessed.


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Observer: Tom Bailey
Location: Ashton-Wildwood Observatory, Iowa
Date: February 15, 1997 11:00 UT

The first image is a 10 minute exposure taken with a 16" Newtonian. Fugi 800 film was used. The second image is a 10 minute exposure taken with a guided 500mm lens. Fugi 800 film was used.


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Observer: Gregg Geist
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: February 15, 1997 11:40-12:58 UT

The following picture was drawn from memory of observation done February 15, 1997 at 1140-1258 UT from a reasonably dark streetside site.


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Observer: Young-Sik Park
Location: Seoul, Korea
Date: February 15, 1997 20:55-21:15 UT

Images of the Comet Hale-Bopp was taken with Ashai Pentax 500mm f/4.5. and Bronica 6X6 Body. Exp. time is 10min. and film used Fujichrome Provia 1600. I was guided with 6" f/10 Maksutov


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