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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: September 14, 1997 09:36-10:10 UT

1. 29 separate 40 second images of Hale Bopp have been flat fielded and combined to create this image. The image was obtained using a 12 inch f5 Maksutov and no filter. This is therefore and integrated white light image Field of view is approximately 0.3 degrees by 0.2 degrees. First image started at 05:36 EST with the last image started at 06:10. Stars look trailed in this composite image, since it was effectively guided on the comet's motion

2. The original composite image has been logarithmically scaled, unsharped masked and false-colorized to reveal structure using Mira. Note the linear features.

Ian Griffin

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