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Bergeron Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Denis Bergeron
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date: April 1, 1997 00:05 UT

Images of the Hale-Bopp comet's nuclei were taken on April 01, 1997 at 00h05 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 9 images exposed 1 sec each. All the 9 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. The sky condotions was not very good (wind and clouds).

Denis Bergeron
bergeron@achilles.net


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