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Garradd Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Gordon Garradd
Location: Loomberah, Australia
Date: February 21, 1998 10:35 UT

Comet 1995 O1 Hale-Bopp 1998 Feb 21.441 120 sec exposure. North is up in this 22' X 15' field, false-colour palette applied to show detail in tail and inner coma. The dust in the orbital plane of the comet is still faintly visible as the more upright narrower portion of the tail ( also extends off the S side of the field) with the main dust tail angled more to the left (ENE). Taken with a 25cm f/4.1 Newtonian and HI-SIS 22 CCD from Loomberah NSW Australia, 151.05E 31.33S alt 845m ASL.

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