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Pic du Midi Observatory Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observers: Cyril Birnbaum, Eric Frappa, Jean Lecacheux, Frangois Colas
Location: Pic du Midi Observatory, France
Date: March 29, 1997 10:25 UT

Hale Bopp in conjonction with a star during day time, March 29th

Comet Hale Bopp becoming now one of the most interesting comet of the century, we decided at "Station de Planitologie des Pyrinies" to make an unprecedent observational effort, though the small team size ! Fortunatly the weather is also with us, as we observed during 51 nights (and some time days!) from February 1st to now. This image is one on the current day time observations, the trail of the star SAO 37166 is visible on the top. The image was taken on March 29th, at 10h 25m UT.

Contact: Francois Colas (

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