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Ortiz/Sanchez-Blanco Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observers: Jose-Luis Ortiz, Ernesto Sanchez-Blanco
Location: Observatorio de Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Date: February 11, 1997 05:30:22 UT

False color images. 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 Feb 11th, UT=5:30:22, at the Observatorio de Sierra Nevada of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, CSIC, in Granada (Spain), by Jose-Luis Ortiz and Ernesto Sanchez-Blanco.


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