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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - January 1998

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Observer: Michael Mattiazzo
Location: Wallaroo, Australia
Date: January 3, 1998

Image taken with a 50mm Cannon camera and Fugi super G-800. 2 minutes f/1.8.


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Observer: Guido Pizarro
Location: European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile
Date: January 4, 1998

Comet Hale-Bopp photographed with the ESO 1-metre Schmidt Telescope on a red-sensitive film/filter combination (Kodak 4415 + RG630), recording the comet's light in the 6300-7000 A spectral interval. The exposure lasted 2 hours; the seeing was very good (0.8 arcsec).


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Observer: Gordon Garradd
Location: Loomberah, Australia
Date: January 4, 1998

Mosaic of 2 60 sec exposures processed to show the faint tail ( dust particles in the plane of the orbit, made visible as we pass through the plane and see it edge-on ) which extends well off the frame in both directions, the lower extension being the anti-tail. A false-colour palette has been applied. Field size is 22' X 23'.5 and North is up. Notice that no one died from CO gas poisoning as we passed through the plane, as had been predicted by some. Taken with a 25cm Newtonian and HI-SIS 22 CCD


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Observer: Guido Pizarro
Location: European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile
Date: January 5, 1998

Comet Hale-Bopp photographed with the ESO 1-metre Schmidt Telescope on a pan-sensitive film/filter combination (Kodak 4415 + GG385), recording the comet's light in the 4000-7000 A spectral interval. The exposure lasted 1 hour; the seeing was quite good (1.0 arcsec), but there were some cirrus. A satellite crossed the field during the exposure -- its trail is seen as a very thin line.


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Observer: Gordon Garradd
Location: Loomberah, Australia
Date: January 17, 1998 11:17 UT

Mosaic of 3 100 sec exposures, field 22' X 37', North is up. The thin sheet of heavy dust is still visible, although fainter now, as we move away from the orbital plane of the comet. False-colour palette applied. Taken with a 25cm f/4.1 Newtonian and HI-SIS 22 CCD.


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Observer: Mark Gransden
Location: Lavington, New South Wales, Australia
Date: January 17, 1998 14:00 UT

50mm, f1.8, Fuji 1600 and 30 second exposure.


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Observer: Michael Mattiazzo
Location: Wallaroo, Australia
Date: January 20, 1998

Image taken with a 50mm Cannon camera and Fugi super G-800. 4 minutes f/2.8.


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Observer: Mark Gransden
Location: Lavington, New South Wales, Australia
Date: January 28, 1998 14:00 UT

50mm, f1.8, Fuji 1600 and 30 second exposure.


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Observer: Chris Forder
Location: Cederberg, South Africa
Date: January 31, 1998 01:00, 23:00

2 minute & 1 minute exposures. Equipment used: 7" f 6 Newtonian on GE mount and Cookbook 245PLUS CCD camera.


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