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Yen Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Bob Yen
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Date: February 19, 1997 13:14 UT

This is an entire 5.5" Schmidt-Camera 35mm frame (6.1 x 9.2 deg), bit wider than the view of a 7x50 binocular. The panchromatic TP2415 response w/ hi-contrast development in D-19, brings out the low contrast features (dust tail), and enhances the highlight detail (nucleus is *blown out*). The color film *spectrally* dilineates the ion tail (blue) and dust tail (yellow). Also, the neg shows a respective strong jet for both the ion tail and dust tail. Nuclear jetting (highlight detail) is not seen in the image, due to PhotoCD scan *biased* to bring out outer tail (shadow detail).

Bob Yen

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