The Wisconsin/GSFC Hale-Bopp Observing Campaign

F. Scherb, F.L. Roesler, W.M. Harris, K.H. Nordsieck, C. Anderson, D.A. Klinglesmith III, R.C. Woodward, E.J. Mierkiewicz, L.M. Haffner, S.L. Tufte (U Wisc), R.J. Oliversen (NASA/GSFC), G.M. Hilton, N. Doane (HSTX), T. Tilleman (NOAO/NSO), M. Vincent (U Mich)

From September 1996 to April 1997, we conducted an extensive campaign of observations of several atomic (O, C, H), ionic ( tex2html_wrap_inline11 ), and molecular (OH, tex2html_wrap_inline13 , tex2html_wrap_inline15 , CN, tex2html_wrap_inline17 ) emissions from Comet Hale-Bopp, using a variety of telescopes (McMath-Pierce, WHAM, Burrel-Schmidt, WIYN, PBO, WISP), instruments (imagers, Fabry-Perot and grating spectrometers, polarimeters), and data formats (spectra, images, datacubes). We will present an overview of the observations, and highlight early results, some of which will be presented in detail in poster papers at this meeting.