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Masi Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Gianluca Masi
Location: Ceccano, Italy
Date: March 12, 1997 03:32 UT

This shows the inner structure of the coma: there are clearly visible hoods and dust waves. Look at these particulars: they surround the nucleus, with variable brightness.

The first image was taken with a 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope, equipped with a SBIG ST-7 CCD camera, 1 min exposure, processed with QMips32 by C. Buil. Location: Ceccano (FR) Italy, 213 meters above sea level.

The second image has been applied with the Larson/Sekanina method to show jets and inner structure.

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