Edition 14 of the Astronomy On-line Newspaper

Hi Astronomy On-line participants,

Welcome from Worth Hill Observatory, Dorset, U.K. Clear skies here tonight allowed us a good view of Comet Hale-Bopp even though moonlight is now hindering visual observations. The image shown below is a 2x40 sec exposure of Hale-Bopp with 50cm F/4 Newtonian + SX CCD.

The comet is now showing enhanced jet activity. In addition to the three prominent jets to the north/northeast we are also seeing a curved jet appearing due west at PA 275.

 [Comet Hale-Bopp]

David Strange

Worth Hill Observatory
Dorset U.K.
Lat: 50deg 35'N
Long: 02deg 01'W

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