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Limber Observatory Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: David McDavid
Location: Limber Observatory, Pipe Creek, Texas
Date: May 1, 1997 02:33-02:42 UT

Here's a parting shot at Comet Hale-Bopp, taken between 02:33 and 02:42 UT on May 1, 1997 with the 10 cm Meade SCT that is normally used as a finder and guide scope on the 0.4 m telescope at Limber Observatory.

The image is the average of six 60 s exposures with an unfiltered Photometrics CCD camera (Thomson 512 chip) and 2X focal reducer. North is up, east is left, and the field of view is about 1 degree.

This comet appears to have some interesting "whiskers!"

David McDavid
mcdavid@bongo.limber.org


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