Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: September 24, 1997
15 separate 45 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. . Stars look trailed in this composite image, since it was effectively guided on the comet's motion. The image has been processed using an unsharp mask, with mask sigma set to 4.0 degrees.
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