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Great Astronomical Events Revisited

The Great Comet of 1997

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The Great Comet of 1997
1997.08.01(bottom) & 09(top). Since the June shot in the previous picture the earth moving around on the inside track has created a perspective change. These two shots eight days apart show Comet Hale-Bopp steadily backing away from us and trailing the heavier particles below & behind with the fine spike of the anti-tail coming directly off the coma. Photos by Noel Munford & Ian Cooper. 400mm lens @f/6.3, 15 mins on Fuji P800 from the Manawatu Observatory.
Posted by Ian Cooper on April 14, 2012 Full Size| Slideshow

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