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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - February 1997

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Observer: Peter Michaud
Location: Makapu'u, Oahu, Hawaii
Date: February 20, 1997

Used a Nikkor 180mm lens with Kodak Gold 400. The exposure is 8 minutes.


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Observer: Bob Yen
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Date: February 20, 1997

First image is a telephoto shot, using a 6x7 camera & 300mm/4 lens (the same field of an 150mm lens, 35mm format). Taken during moonlight conditions, with moon (almost full phase) near western horizon. Remember, moonlight is reflected sunlight, so that's why the terrain looks like it is during daytime. Second image is a wide-angle scenic shot, using a 6x7 camera & 105mm/2.4 lens (the same field of an 50mm lens, 35mm format). Fill-flash used to illuminate foreground. I had a 3rd sky-tracking photo rig located *inside* a miniature canyon, just INCREDIBLY beautiful/picturesque. Taken during deep twilight, as evidenced by the bluish-sky background. The fact that the comet and near-nucleus coma is still recordable, testifies to its brightness.


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Observer: Alberto Quijano Vodniza
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: February 20, 1997 - March 19, 1997

RGB Images were taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch. telescope.


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Observers: Herman Mikuz, B. Kambic
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory Image
Date: February 20, 1997 04:36 UT

Wide-field color image of comet Hale-Bopp, taken with 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera and Fujicolor 400 SG film. The field of view is about 5x3.5 deg. North is at the top, East to the left.


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: February 20, 1997 05:05-05:18 UT

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


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: February 20, 1997 05:35 UT

Drawing of the comet with a (T)173mm.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: February 20, 1997 09:17-09:42 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 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. With RED FILTER . The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The third image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. With GREEN FILTER . The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The fourth image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. With BLUE FILTER . The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: February 20, 1997 09:58-10:49 UT

First image is a 300 second exposure of Comet Hale Bopp made with a 178mm focal length Kodak Ektar lens working at f4.5. Image has been gamma and contrast scaled and a false colour pallate added to show detail. Field of view is approximately 5 degrees square. Image obtained using an SBIG ST8 camera, working in medium resolution mode (18 micron pixels). Second image is a 300 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp taken using a 12 inch Maksutov telescope, working at f5. Image was taken through a Lumicon Swann Band filter, and camera was guided on motion of the comet. The original grey scale image has been coloured to show detail. Image obtained using an SBIG ST8 camera, working in medium resolution mode (18 micron pixels). Field of view is approximately 0.3 degree (long RA axis) by 0,2 degrees (short declination axis). Third image is 60 second image of Hale Bopp, through a Lumicon Swann Band Filter (Band Pass 494-523nm). Fourth image is a false coloured version of the previous greyscale picture.


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Observer: Keith VanDen Heuvel
Location: High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin
Date: February 20, 1997 11:00 UT

Image of comet Hale Bopp taken with a Yaschica FX-D 35 mm camera with a 50 mm lens at f/2 with Fuji super G 400 color print film. The image is a one minute exposure that had the camera guided by a homemade door hinge type tracking device. The image was scanned in at 1200 dpi as a RGB stack and a color composite image was created. No additional processing was perfomed on the image.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: February 21, 1997 09:35-09:42 UT

The first image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 20 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The second image was taken with a red filter. The third image was taken with a green filter. The fourth image was taken with a blue filter.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: February 21, 1997 09:50-11:05 UT

First image is a 300 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp taken using a 12 inch Maksutov telescope, working at f5. Image was taken through a Lumicon Swann Band filter.. The original grey scale image has been coloured to show detail. Image obtained using an SBIG ST8 camera, working in medium resolution mode (18 micron pixels). Field of view is approximately 0.3 degree (long RA axis) by 0,2 degrees (short declination axis). Second image is a grey scale version of the above image. Third image is a false coloured version of a 30 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp, taken through a Lumicon Swann Band filter using the same instrumental set up as the previous greyscale picture.


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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: February 21, 1997 04:21 UT

False-color image of comet Hale-Bopp, taken in moonlight conditions, with 4/90mm lens, CCD and V filter. Exposure time was 1 minute. The field of view is 5.5x4.1 deg. North is at the top, East to the left.


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Observer: Tony Galvan
Location: Goleta, California
Date: February 21, 1997 10:22 UT

Nikon 8008 with a Sigma 600mm mirror. Eight minutes, hand tracking, Tri-X rated at 1600.


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Observer: Russell Sipe
Location: Anaheim, California
Date: February 21, 1997 13:00 UT

Drawing made from 60mm refractor 47x.


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Observer: Young-Sik Park
Location: Mt. Sobaek Observatory, Seoul, Korea
Date: February 21, 1997 19:15 UT

Observed with Fujinon 40X150 Bino. Comet was very fantastic. Central region just like broad fan. Ion tail was decreased, but dust tail was more inlarged. Ion tail was 2.0deg in PA 300 deg, dust tail was 3.0 deg or more in PA 260 deg Drawing of the comet with Fujinon 40X150 Bino. The Field of View is 1.7 deg.


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Observer: Young-Sik Park
Location: Mt. Sobaek Observatory, South Korea
Date: February 21, 1997 20:37-20:45 UT

Images of the Comet Hale-Bopp was taken with 300mm (f/4.5) and film used Fujichrome Provia 400 (Positive). 5 minute exposures.


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Observer: Young-Sik Park
Location: Mt. Sobaek Observatory, Seoul, Korea
Date: February 21, 1997 20:45-21:00 UT

Images of the Comet Hale-Bopp was taken with Nikon 200mm f/4 and Bronica 6X6 Body. Exp. time is 10min. and film used Fujicolor NPH 400.


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