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IMAGES OF COMET BORRELLY

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Comet Borrelly
December 9, 1994

This image is of Comet P/Borrelly taken on 1994 December 9.35 UT by Jim Scotti with the 36 inch Spacewatch Telescope on Kitt Peak. It was generated by co-adding 6 images obtained over about 30 minutes time so the star images can be seen as 6 multiple images offset to account for the comets motion during that time. The image is 18.4 arcminutes on a side with north at right and east at top. The inner coma is highly elongated in the direction of what appears to be a sunward spike projecting just south of east from the nuclear condensation and in the direction of the tail which extends more than 13 arcminutes nearly due westward (towards the bottom) off of the image.

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Comet Borrelly
December 9, 1994

This image is of Comet P/Borrelly taken on 1994 December 9.35 UT by Jim Scotti with the 36 inch Spacewatch Telescope on Kitt Peak. It was generated by co-adding 6 images obtained over about 30 minutes time so the star images can be seen as 6 multiple images offset to account for the comets motion during that time. The image is 9.2 arcminutes on a side with north at right and east at top. The inner coma is highly elongated in the direction of what appears to be a sunward spike projecting just south of east from the nuclear condensation and in the direction of the tail which extends nearly due westward (towards the bottom) off of the image.

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