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Bergeron Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Denis Bergeron
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date: March 27, 1997 23:33 UT

Images of the Hale-Bopp comet's nuclei were taken on March 27, 1997 at 23h33 UT by me, Denis Bergeron (Quebec, Canada) with a Meade SCT 10" F10 (FL:2500mm). I used a CCD camera SBIG ST6 and have taken 15 images exposed 1 sec each. All the 15 images were added and processed by unsharp masking and other processing technics. The blue color was added to increase the appearance of the comet and is not the real color of Hale-Bopp. The image is very similar to what we can see now when we observe Hale-Bopp with a telescope at high magnification.

Denis Bergeron
bergeron@achilles.net


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