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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 16, 1997 09:27-10:18 UT

1. 42 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 Maksutov with 1524mm focal length and no filter. Image is 31.1 by 20.7 arc minutes. This is an integrated white light image. First image started at 05:27 EST with the last image started at 06:18. 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 and false-colorized to reveal structure using Mira. Note the linear features.

Ian Griffin

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