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Ortiz Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Jose-Luis Ortiz and colaborators
Location: Observatorio de Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Date: March 30, 1997 19:52 UT

The first image is a 1-minute exposure of comet Hale-Bopp taken through a 300-mm lens at f/5.4 using a 1024 x 1024 CCD detector with no filter. The field of view is 2.4 x 2.4 degrees. The inner part of the coma was saturated in order to observe the tail. North is up, West is to the right. This image was obtained on March 30rd, UT=19:52, at the Observatorio de Sierra Nevada of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, CSIC, in Granada (Spain).

The second image is a mosaic of three images covering a total of 2.4 by 5.5 degrees in the sky.

Jose-Luis Ortiz
ortiz@iaa.es


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