Copyright Jerry Lodriguss
Observer: Jerry Lodriguss
Location: Batsto, New Jersey
Date: February 10, 1997 10:22-11:00 UT
A sunward pointing nuclear jet is visible at about the 5 o'clock position in this very short 5 second exposure. Two field stars are also visible near the false nucleus. The photo was taken through an Astro-Physic's 130EDT f/8 triplet refractor working at f/6 on unhypered Fujicolor Super G 800 Plus color negative film on February 10, 1997 at 11:00 UT from a dark sky site near Batsto, NJ.
The inner coma and dust tail of Comet Hale-Bopp are shown here in a 80 second exposure taken February 10, 1997 at 10:56 UT on unhypered Fujicolor Super G 800 Plus color negative film using an Astro-Physic's 130 EDT F/8 triplet refractor working at f/6 from a dark sky site near Batsto, NJ.
Just before the start of dawn Comet Hale-Bopp was located in the constellation of Sagitta when this photo was made. This a 5 minute exposure taken February 10, 1997 at 10:13 UT on gas-hypersensitized Kodak PJM Multi-Speed Ektapress color negative film using a Canon 85mm "L" f/1.2 lens working at f/2.8 from a dark sky site near Batsto, NJ. The bright star at the lower right of the photo is Altair and the red line that goes through it and across the photo is a plane that flew through the frame during the exposure.
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