From: Jeroen Wierda <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Hale-Bopp
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 00:25:25 +0100
Hello everyone, I saw that there was interest in the whole Hale-Bopp issue. I would therefore like to ask everyone who goes out to view Hale-Bopp to make a short (or long) report of it. What I would like to see (if possible..:) is What time of day/night did you view it? Where did you view Hale-Bopp? What type of Equipment did you use to view it? What did you observe? Was the much speculated "companion" visible? Have you taken any pictures? I am trying to compile a report of Hale-Bopp observations on PUFORI (Picard UFO Research International). Everything is welcome, also pictures if you have them. My other question is: Is there someone here who has access to a "2 meter telescope"? Kind Regards, Jeroen Wierda President of Picard UFO Research International E-Mail me : Mj_1@ThePentagon.com E-Mail PUFORI: PUFORI@ThePentagon.com URL to PUFORI: http://www.pufori.org/ Postal address: Jeroen Wierda, Po Box 352, 5201 AJ 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands Charles F. Lindgren wrote: > > Show of hands, how many have seen Hale-Bopp yet? I saw it this morning for > the first time. It is worth the effort! Unfortunately it was 5:00 AM, but > the skys were crystal clear. EASILLY visible in the northeastern sky > approx. 25 degrees above the horizon is this star that just "doesn't look > right." I saw the tail through binoculars as a dim fan coming off of the > comet. The coma is brilliant, at least a second magnitude. Viewed against a > background of bare winter trees it made quite an impression. I shot a > series of photographs using Ektachrome Elite 400, a 50mm lens set at f2, > and exposures of 15, 30, and 45 seconds. Based on the weather forcast, this > will probably be my last chance to see the comet this week, but we can hope > for the best. PLEASE go out and give this a look! February's Science and > Children has a great calendar in it on page 39 that gives daily locations > for Hale-Bopp as well as the partial eclipse of the moon on March 23rd, and > where to find Mars. It's going to be a great month!