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Pic du Midi Observatory Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observers: Jean Lecacheux, Francois Colas
Location: Pic du Midi Observatory, France
Date: April 8, 1997 19:18 UT

High resolution shell structure

April 8th, 19h18m UT

We processed the sum of 30 individual images taken with a red broad-band filter (670-820 nm ). The first image is the result of a radial gradient, for the second we subtracted a radial profile to reduce the dynamic range between the inner and outer coma. The images were taken with the 105 cm telescope.

Contact: Francois Colas (

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