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Ramsley Drawing of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Ken Ramsley
Location: Ashland, Massachusetts
Date: April 17, 1997 00:30 UT

Drawing based upon observations of the coma surrounding comet Hale-Bopp through my 12.5-inch f/7 Newtonian telescope. These drawings --in my opinion-- show the presence of TWO jets at opposite side of the rotating nucleus.

The drawings are pencil-sketched and then imaged-processed to reverse-image and clean up drawing defects.

Sketches were repeatedly corrected through several viewings and cross-checked in some cases with my daughter (Jenny) who verified the authenticity of the renderings.

Ken Ramsley
ramsley@gis.net


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