The Unusual Tails of Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp photographed with the ESO 1-metre Schmidt Telescope on January 5, 1998 on a pan-sensitive film/filter combination (Kodak 4415 + GG385), recording the comet's light in the 4000-7000 A spectral interval. The exposure lasted 1 hour; the seeing was quite good (1.0 arcsec), but there were some cirrus. A satellite crossed the field during the exposure — its trail is seen as a very thin line.

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About the Image

Id:eso9806a
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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