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Vesley Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Jan Vesely
Location: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Date: March 2, 1997 03:36, 04:09 UT

The first image is taken by 20 cm (8") refractor f/17.5 and CCD camera PixCel 255 (ST-5). It unveils the strange structure in the coma. Field of view is 2.4 x 3.2 arcmin. The 3 sec. exposure started 1997 march 2 at 03:35:52 UT. The image was log scaled.

The second image is taken by photographic lens 2.8/80 with CCD PixCel 255 (ST-5). In the field 103 x 137 arcmin are visible the two tails of Hale-Bopp. The exposure started at 1997 March 2 at 04:09:15 UT and lasted 60 sec. The image was also log scaled.

Jan Vesely
Observatory and planetarium
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

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