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Wurden Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observers: Alex Wurden, Glen Wurden
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Date: February 10, 1997 12:18-12:24 UT

A picture that my son Alex Wurden and I (Glen Wurden) took of Comet Hale-Bopp on Monday morning, Feb 10, 1997, at 12:18-12:24 UT, using an Olympus OM-1 with a 300 mm, f4.5 lens, and Fuji 1600 ASA color print film. The image was then digitized from the negative, using a Minolta QuickScan slide scanner (30-bit color). Note that the blue ion tail, and the whitish dust tail are prominently separated. Also, you can see the Dumbell Nebula (M27) near the end of the blue ion tail. The comet was located at RA 20h 6m, Dec 20d 31m.

Glen Wurden
wurden@lanl.gov


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