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University of Hawaii Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Neil Trentham
Location: University of Hawaii
Date: August 2, 1995 UT

Color image from August 2, 1995 (UT) obtained by Neil Trentham using the University of Hawaii's 2.2-meter telescope. The field is the same as shown in the R-band image above, and the image was carefully color calibrated so that a solar type star would appear white. In this image, the comet is not a colorful object - its coma has a color similar to (but slightly redder than) the color of the Sun. Since the comet moved slightly between the red, green, and blue exposures which make up this image, the background stars do not register exactly.

 
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