Observers: Friedrich Wieland, W. Wieland
Location: Bonn, Germany
Date: March 8, 1997 04:00 UT
This image of Comet Hale-Bopp was taken on March, 8 1997 at 5:00 CET on TP2415 film by a Celestron 5.5" Schmidt camera. Unfortunately dew on the corrector plate and fog were a problem on this morning. The ion tail (in the left part of the image) and the shorter dust tail are clearly visible. Visually the length of the ion tail was at least 16 degrees.
Copyright F.W. Wieland and W. Wieland
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