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Masi Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Gianluca Masi
Location: Ceccano, Italy
Date: February 2, 1997 04:45, 05:06 UT

Three images of the Hale-Bopp that I have taken this morning. The sky was fairly veiled and affected by light pollution, but the images, I think, are goods. One of them has been processed with a software that I have developed by myself: it is visible the whole coma extention.

First image is a 8 minute exposure taken with a Reflector 15 cm f/5, CCD SBIG ST-7.

Second and third image is a 12 minute exposure and have been stretched with sqare root function.

Gianluca Masi
Via Madonna de Loco, 47
03023 Ceccano (FR)
ITALY
email: gianmasi@fr.flashnet.it


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