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Griffin Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: April 3, 1997 00:30-01:00 UT

First image is a 60 second image of Hale Bopp obtained at 00:30 UT using a red filter and a 12 inch Maksutov telescope has been dark subtracted and flat fielded,and a false colour pallate applied.

Second image is a single 20 second exposure of Hale Bopp, taken through a blue filter was started at 00:45:51 UT has been processed using a rank order masking technique; a 5x5 pixel mask with rank 60% and amplification 10 was used in this case.

Third image is 10 20 second exposures of Hale Bopp, taken through a blue filter between 00:50 and 01:00 UT have been combined and processed using a rotational gradient filter, with rotation 10 degrees and amplification 10.

Ian Griffin
GRIFFIN.I@a1.brevard.cc.fl.us


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