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Keel Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Bill Keel
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date: March 21, 1997 00:53 UT

Images taken with the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) 25-cm refractor, in quick succession starting at 0053 UT on March 21. The exposures (Kodacolor 400) were 30 seconds and 2 minutes. These show the dust shells well; in fact, they show the innermost loop as more nearly a complete circle than the visual impression was. If the prints' appearance survives GIF format, this looks like one of those special cases where the intensity response of photographic prints takes work to duplicate with digital imaging systems.

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