Observer: David McDavid
Location: Limber Observatory, Pipe Creek, Texas
Date: April 6, 1997 02:30 UT
The inner 3 arcmin of the coma of Comet Hale-Bopp, taken in red light (Cousins R filter with polarizers) at 02:30 UT on April 6 with a Photometrics CCD camera (Thomson 512 chip) on the 0.4 m telescope at Limber Observatory. The red tint of these images is artificial.
LEFT: ordinary intensity image
RIGHT: polarization image (brightness proportional to linear polarization), tracing sunlight scattered by arcs of dust and gas ejected from the rotating nucleus
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