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European Southern Observatory Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Guido Pizarro
Location: European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile
Date: January 5, 1998

Comet Hale-Bopp photographed with the ESO 1-metre Schmidt Telescope on January 5, 1998 on a pan-sensitive film/filter combination (Kodak 4415 + GG385), recording the comet's light in the 4000-7000 A spectral interval. The exposure lasted 1 hour; the seeing was quite good (1.0 arcsec), but there were some cirrus. A satellite crossed the field during the exposure -- its trail is seen as a very thin line. Observer: Guido Pizarro.


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