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University of Hawaii Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Jun Chen
Location: University of Hawaii
Date: August 28, 1995 UT

R-band (red) image from August 28, 1995 (UT) obtained by Jun Chen using the University of Hawaii's 2.2-meter telescope. The field shown is 1.9 x 1.9 arcmin. A distinct "spiral arm" is seen coming from the nucleus. Astronomers at the University of Hawaii will be following this development closely in the next days, and hope to be able to determine the rate of rotation of the nucleus from the development of this feature. The exposure time was 300 seconds.

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