Daily Hale-Bopp Pictures

Date: 18 March 1997

Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING)
Edif. Mayantigo, 2º piso
Apartado 321
38780 Santa Cruz de La Palma, SPAIN


Javier Méndez Alvarez
Public Relations Officer
Tel.: +34-22-425464
Fax: +34-22-425401
E-mail: jma@ing.iac.es

This is one of the daily Hale-Bopp pictures taken with CoCam which are available on the ING Hale-Bopp page at http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/HB/HBindex.html This picture is the sum of eight 120s and one 180s exposure through a narrow band filter centered at 618.5 nanometers. It was taken from 5:27 to 5:43 UT and from 6:20 to 6:34 UT on March 14. The field size is 8.6×10.4 degrees. The picture hasn't been flatfielded. The longer tail is ionic while the shorter one is dusty. Stars are double because the CCD was exposured during two diferent time intervals and the comet has a proper motion. Colours are artificial.
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Javier Méndez
18 March 1997