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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 14-15, 1997 UT

Change in the inner coma : new helicoidal jet. April 15th

The images were taken with a Gunn 6 filter on April 14th and April 15th. They show rapid change in the inner coma. The more interesting new evolution is the apparition a an helicoidal dust jet even at the opposite side of the sun.

Contact: Francois Colas (

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