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Comet Hale-Bopp

Near-Live Comet Watching System:

The Near-Live Comet Watching System was a technology demonstration site that I worked on for NASA HQ. Over 2500 images were uploaded to the site during the 4 1/2 month period around Hale-Bopp's perihelion encounter. The purpose site was to encourage amateur astronomers or anyone such as mom-n-pop and the kids to go outside and take photographs of the comet and then upload them to this NASA site. It was a smashing success!

My twin brother David and myself uploaded several images to the site.
George Varros (131 images)     David Varros (4 images)     Varros Team (70 images)

two fram animation
Hale-Bopp 04/10/97 2 frames
56 minutes apart 8"SCT@f/10
George & Dave Varros Mt. Airy, MD.

Hale-Bopp 03/28/97 2 frames
65 minutes apart 8"SCT@f/10
George & Dave Varros Mt. Airy, MD.

Comet Hale Bopp Feb 16, 1996 ~10:30 UT
5 seconds 400mm f/5. 120K MOV file

(02/16/97 11:00 UT) Each image is 1x10 sec 400mm f/5 EDC-1000. 10:04 UT - 11:00 UT

Comet Hale Bopp Feb 17, 1996
5 seconds 400mm f/5.
Left image 09:56UT,
Right image 10:44UT

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