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Griffin Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 16, 1998 00:00 UT

Its back! This picture was taken with comet low in the southern sky (altitude less than 7 degrees!)

10 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 a red filter. Image is 15 by 10 arc minutes. A false colour palatte has been added to enhance this image. Image started at 19:00 EST.

Ian Griffin

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