Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
at the Burrell Schmidt Telescope

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The Burrell Schmidt telescope is owned by the Warner and Swasey Observatory of Case Western Reserve University and operated by the National Optical Astronomy Observatories jointly for CWRU and the National Science Foundation.

image This image of Comet Hale-Bopp was taken on March 28, 1997 at the Burrell Schmidt telescope on Kitt Peak. It's of the dust continuum at 5100Å, and shows the dust shells. The field of view is 30 minutes by 15 minutes.

This image was provided courtesy of Ed Mierkiewicz, Frank Scherb, and Walter Harris, all from the University of Wisconsin.

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Updated: 10Apr1997