Comet Hale-Bopp

The image shows a photographically enhanced image of the comet. In this process, the contrast has been greatly increased so that even very faint areas of the diffuse coma become visible. The comet now appears as a roughly circular, dark object in the front of myriads of stars in this sky area. Its angular size is at least 5 arcminutes, much larger than on the direct reproduction (eso9521a). There also seems to be a very faint extension towards East (left).

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9521b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 August 1995
Related releases:eso9521
Size:828 x 649 px

About the Object

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

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Optical
R
665 nm ESO 1-metre Schmidt telescope

Notes: An enhanced version of the direct observation.

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