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Comet Hale-Bopp Animation


Notes: Microsoft Video for Windows (.avi) movie showing motion of Comet Hale-
       Bopp during a 2h period begining at 20h45m UT 08/31/95.

       Each frame is a series of 7 images of 120 sec. each in "track-and-accumulate" 
       mode. Average night. ST6 camera.

       The animation is best seen with the "Media Player" of Windows configured
       for "Auto Rewind" and "Auto Repeat" ("Edit - Options" menu).

Antonio Jose Cidadao: member of A.P.A.A. (Associašao Portuguesa de Astronomos 

Telescope: Schmidt-Cassegrin, Meade LX200, 10", f/10, equatorially mounted

Focal reducer (f/6.3): yes

Camera: SBIG ST6

Filter wheel (CFW6-A): yes

Filters: clear

Exposure: 840 sec./frame
Date: 08/31/95 (series of first frame begining at 20h45m UT)

Site: Oeiras, Portugal (from my new apartment's "roof-top" observatory)

Image Proc. Software: CCDOPS; PhotoShop; Video for Windows

Antonio Jose Cidadao

Rua D. Antonio Luis de Menezes, No9, 3A,         phone: +351-1-4412192
S. Juliao da Barra, Oeiras,
2780 Oeiras
PORTUGAL                                         e-mail:

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