C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) with Adaptive Optics
|Field of View:
|20o x 15o
|perfect three colour RGB system
|Wide Field adaptive Optics
|Paul Geffert, 9 years
Comet Hale-Bopp at the evening sky, detected from Bonn, Germany.
The used optics was an adaptive system for wide field applications
with real time focussing and image centering. It was developed
and refined over million of years. The data storage was done
on an ecological recycable medium.
This seems to be the first optical detection of a cometary nuclei
with ground based observations. Like the nucleus of Comet Halley,
that was observed with the Giotto Spacecraft, it appears strongly elliptical.
In the opinion of the observer, the different colour
of the nucleus could be due to the different consistence
of the storage writers.
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