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Yen Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Bob Yen
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Date: April 26, 1997

1. 300mm lens, 20 deg x 24 deg FOV.

2. 610mm lens. Here is a very interesting image, showing how fan-like the ion tail has become, including kinks & wild striations. The explanation is the wild equatorial solar winds, scientists have been prediciting in coming days.

Bob Yen
email contact: byen@ix.netcom.com or
http://www.comet-track.com/


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