Evolution of a Spiral Jet in the Inner Coma of Comet Hale-Bopp (1995 O1)

  title={Evolution of a Spiral Jet in the Inner Coma of Comet Hale-Bopp (1995 O1)},
  author={Mark Richard Kidger and Miquel Serra-Ricart and Luis Bellot-Rubio and Ricard Casas},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L119 - L122}
We present observations of the evolution of a prominent spiral jet in the inner coma of comet Hale-Bopp (1995 O1). The observations, taken with the 82 cm IAC-80 telescope at the Teide Observatory, were made on 1995 August 25, 27, 28, and 31, and on September 4-7, as part of an ongoing program of monitoring the comet in Tenerife. The jet is observed to show a nearly, but not completely, constant position angle over the two weeks of observation. Although it is generally assumed that the jet is a… 

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