Observers: Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo, Piergiorgio Cusinato
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: March 30, 1997 20:10 UT
Three images of the Hale Bopp comet taken on March 30.84 U.T with a Tele 300 mm f/2.8, exp. 3' - 35 mm. lens f/2.8, exp. 3' (near M 31 in Andromeda and ngc 869/884 in Perseus) and with a 35 mm lens f/2.8 with the comet's sunset behind the Cortina's mountains (Monte Poma gagnon). All images were taken from Col Druscie Observatory. The authors are: Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo and Piergiorgio Cusinato (Astronomical Association of Cortina). The comet was of magnitude -1.0 with a naked eye visible ion tail of ~18 deg. and a diffuse dust tail of ~14 deg.
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