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Wielinga Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Robert Wielinga
Location: Public Observatory, Sonnenborgh, The Netherlands
Date: March 1, 1997 05:52:30 UT

In focus of the 261mm/3190mm Merz-refractor of Public Observatory Sonnenborgh. Exposure time was five minutes on Kodak Ektachrome 400X slide film. The field of view is 0.55 by 0.36 degrees corresponding to 1.4 by 0.9 million km. The inset, a 10 sec exposure shot at 05.38 UT, shows the structures in the nucleus. The bright arched cloud has a length of approximately 60.000 km.

Robert Wielinga

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