Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Hale-Bopp Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Hale-Bopp Comet
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Hale-Bopp Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Hale-Bopp Comet
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Zenit 50mm f/1.9 lens

Imaging cameras: Zenit SLR

Mounts: Meade LX5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade SC 8" LX-5

Guiding cameras: Human Hand-guided

Software: PixInsight  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro


Dates:March 30, 1997

Frames: 1x1200" (20') ISO800

Integration: 20'

Avg. Moon age: 20.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 64.26%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344975

RA center: 01h15m13s

DEC center: +47°3552

Pixel scale: 92.959 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 310.708 degrees

Field radius: 19.488 degrees


Resolution: 1280x800

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Traveller

Description

The 1997 Great Comet was the Hale-Bopp comet. Discovered visually two years before when still was away of Jupiter orbit, and showing a huge and active nucleus with a diameter of 70 kilometers. The comet continued increasing your brightness while it was approaching, reaching be observed at naked eye even into cities.

This image have been remasterized and processed digitally starting from original negatives those I took when the comet reached your bigger brightness and development of its dust (white) and gas (blue) tails. Some flash shots before close the shutter served for lighting part of landscape.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)

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Hale-Bopp Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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