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Near-Live Comet Watching System Online

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This is an announcement of NASA's "Near-Live Comet Watching System" for Comet Hale-Bopp.

The "Near-Live Comet Watching System" is an experimental Internet based image storage and retrieval system that allows individuals with CCDs or other imaging equipment, and an Internet connection, to upload images of Comet Hale-Bopp in near real-time. It also allows the general public to view those images as soon as they are received.

If you have a CCD or other imaging equipment, an Internet connection and the ability to upload your images soon after acquiring them, we would like to ask you to participate in this experimental program. Astronomical Observatories are also strongly encouraged to participate.

This system can be accessed at: http://comet.hq.nasa.gov/

There is a link on the page to "register" to upload images. We cannot guarantee that all individuals will be granted upload permission. We also cannot guarantee that this system will always be accessible. The uploading of images must be performed on a Netscape 2.0 (or higher) browser.

For Charles Redmond (NASA HQ Webmaster),
George Varros comethome.gif Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page

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