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Ortiz/Sanchez-Blanco Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observers: Jose-Luis Ortiz, Ernesto Sanchez-Blanco
Location: Observatorio de Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Date: February 26, 1997 05:39 UT

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. This image, shown in false color was obtained on Feb 26th, UT=5:39, 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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