Observer: Michael Brown
Location: Siding Spring Observatory, Australia
Date: March 2, 1998 09:57 UT
A colour image of Hale-Bopp taken by Michael Brown (University of Melbourne) with the Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories 40-inch telescope. The comet's tail can be seen stretching towards a small group of galaxies near the top right of the image. The image is a composite of a 60 second R band, 90 second V band and 120 second B band images. The size of the image is 16.6 arcminutes by 13.3 arcminutes. The line running vertically through the image is an artifact of the CCD camera.
Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 16, 1998 00:00 UT
10 45 second images of Hale Bopp have been flat fielded and combined to create this image. The image was obtained using a 12 inch Maksutov with 1524mm focal length and a red filter. Image is 15 by 10 arc minutes. A false colour palatte has been added to enhance this image.
Observer: Alberto Quijano Vodniza
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: March 20, 1998 00:16:52 UT
Image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector with 15 sec exposure. Image was processed with MIRA software. Hale Bopp is low to horizon with light pollution.