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Pass Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Ralph Pass
Location: Andover, Massachussetts
Date: April 2, 1997 00:52, 01:10 UT

The first image is a two second exposure of the coma. A Meade Pictor 416 was attached to a Meade 10" F/6.3 telescope. The image was corrected with a dark field, unsharp masked, and logarithmically stretched. The image was taken at 00:52UT on April 2nd.

The second image is three 20 second exposures of the comet starting at 1:10UT on April 2nd. A 28mm F/3.5 lens was stopped to F/5.6. A Meade Pictor 416 was used to capture the image. A bilinear factor was used to reduce the effects of light pollution and the result image was logarithmically stretched.

Ralph Pass

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