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La Palma Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observers: Alan Fitzsimmons, Martin Cartwright
Location: La Palma, Spain
Date: August 25, 1995

Image by Alan Fitzsimmons and Martin Cartwright

An image of Hale-Bopp obtained on 25th August using the 1m Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope on La Palma using the cassegrain CCD camera plus R-band filter. The image is centered on the nucleus and is 19 arcsec by 19 arcsec. The spiral jet of material appears to extend over 5 arcsec from the nucleus, or > 25,000 km at the distance of the comet.

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