Re: Hale-Bopp

From: Jeroen Wierda <>
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..:)

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

Kind Regards,

Jeroen Wierda
President of Picard UFO Research International

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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!