Observer: Joe Roberts
Location: Blanford, Massachusetts
Date: March 9, 1997 10:00 UT
Here is a close up shot of the nucleus area of Hale-Bopp taken through a Celestron CG-11 telescope (with focal reducer yielding 1765mm @ F6.3). Exposure was about 10 seconds on Fuji Super 800G film. Photo taken on 9 March 97 at about 5:00am EST (it was starting to get light out). I was hoping to capture some very interesting detail in the nucleus that looked like a series of "shock waves"; unfortunately even 5 second exposures burned out the film! The next picture does reveal the detail I was trying for. Taken from Blanford, MA USA.
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