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Benvenuto Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Michel Benvenuto
Location: Mont Chauve, France
Date: May 8, 1997 20:00, 20:50 UT

1. This picture was taken in Mont Chauve 5 miles from Nice - France, Long. 07 16 E, Lat. 43 45 N. Elevation: 800 m. The seeing was good, temperature 7 degrees C, 40% humidity. A strong wind was blowing. Last shooting day! I had decided that it was going to be the conclusion of many months of pictures of Comet Hale Bopp! This picture was taken using a 60mm Nikon lens at F/D 4, in 10s on Ektar 1000 on a tripod. The village of Carros is visible in the background and Comet Hale Bopp is chasing the day-old Moon and its ashen light. A tree on the foreground has been illuminated with the help of a torch.

2. This picture was taken in Mont Chauve 5 miles from Nice - France, Long. 07 16 E, Lat. 43 45 N. Elevation: 800 m. The seeing was good, temperature 7 degrees C, 40% humidity. A strong wind was blowing. Last shooting day! I had decided that it was going to be the conclusion of many months of pictures of Comet Hale Bopp! This penultimate picture was taken using a 210mm Tamron lens at F/D 5.6, in 5s on Ektar 1000 on a tripod. The day-old Moon is setting, under the eye of Comet Hale Bopp while a small cloud joins the show. The seas of the Moon are visible in the ashen light.

Michel Benvenuto
attic@pratique.fr


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