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Masi Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Gianluca Masi
Location: Ceccano, Italy
Date: April 8, 1997 18:40-19:13 UT

First image shows the region of the coma arond the nucleus. Technical informations on the same picture. Vixen SP R-150S, 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope; CCD SBIG ST-7. The image has been log-scaled.

The second image is a eight frame mosaic, each frame 1 min exposure. They have been log-scaled using a software done by me. Technical informations on the same picture. Vixen SP R-150S, 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope; CCD SBIG ST-7.

The third image shows the inner region around the nucleus, with dust waves. I have applied the unsharp mask. Technical informations on the same picture. Vixen SP R-150S, 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope; CCD SBIG ST-7; elaboration: QMiPS32.

The last image uses Larson/Sekanina algorithm to extract hidden features and jets. Technical informations on the same picture. Vixen SP R-150S, 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope; CCD SBIG ST-7; elaboration: QMiPS32.

Gianluca Masi
gianmasi@fr.flashnet.it
http://www.flashnet.it/users/gianmasi


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