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Wielinga Drawing of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Robert Wielinga
Location: Public Observatory, Sonnenborgh, The Netherlands
Date: March 1, 1997 06:15-06:30 UT

Here's another H-B drawing I made this morning. The features I saw on thursday has changed a little, the 'waves' have moved and there was a new (faint) beginning of a jet. Conditions were better than thursday so I could see the details very clearly now.

March 1, 1997, 06.15-06.30 UT (dawning already!) 185x (17mm Plosl) 261mm Merz-refractor of Public Observatory Sonnenborgh Magnitude (naked eye): + 0.8 (as bright as Altair) The features I observed on February 27 have changed a little, the 'waves' have moved and there was a new (faint) beginning of a jet. The nucleus and the 'waves' were bright enough to be visible while it was dawning. The nuclues was still visible after sunrise! The comet is now better visible (in citylight) than Hyakutake was last year.


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