A CCD Image Archive Of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp): Dust Expansion Velocities
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An optical archive of comet Hale-Bopp was obtained over 28 nights from June 1996 to May 1997 covering a range of heliocentric distances of r = 4.12 − 0.91. The CCD images were obtained with the 0.8-m University of Washington Manastash Ridge Observatory and the 0.25-m Pennsylvania State University at Eriemobile observatory. The reduced images clearly document the evolution of features of the coma, which were dominated by radial jetsfrom r = 4.1 − 2.3 AU, curved fan-shaped jets from r = 1.2 − 1.0 AU, and arcs or shells for 0.9 < r < 1.0 AU. We present the images and derive an average dust expansion velocity of Vdust = 0.67 ± 0.07 km s−1 from measurements of the arc features. The images in thearchive will be made available to other researchers for further study.
Braunstein, M., Womack, M., Deglman, F., Pinnick, G., Comstock, R., Hoffman, P., Aaker, G., Faith, D., Moore, S., Ricotta, J., Goldschen, M., Wiest, A., Modi, C., Jacobson, A., & Zilka, J. (1997). A CCD Image Archive Of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp): Dust Expansion Velocities. Earth, Moon, and Planets, 78(1/3), 219–227. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1006201100330
Earth, Moon, and Planets
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