The Unusual Tails of Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp photographed with the ESO 1-metre Schmidt Telescope on January 4, 1998 on a red-sensitive film/filter combination (Kodak 4415 + RG630), recording the comet's light in the 6300-7000 A spectral interval. The exposure lasted 2 hours; the seeing was very good (0.8 arcsec). Observer: Guido Pizarro.

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About the Image

Id:eso9806b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 January 1998
Related releases:eso9806
Size:2034 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Comet Hale-Bopp
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet : Tail
• X - Solar System

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