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De Marco/Falasca Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observers: Maurizio De Marco, Gabriele Falasca
Location: Rocca di Mezzo, Italy
Date: March 16, 1997 03:15 UT

site: Rocca di Mezzo (AQ) Italy - 1430mt
date: 16/03/1997
UT: 03:15
film: FUJI SuperG 800+ normal develop
exposure: 10 min
lens: Nikon 210mm f/4.5 (opened at 5.6)
no filters
camera: Nikon AF801
direct negative scan with SONY Photo Video Camera PHV-A7E.
no image manipulation

This shot was executed using a Konus 114/1000 guide telescope mounted on a standard equatorial tripod driven with Konus standard Right Ascension motor, without declination motor . The camera was piggyback mounted. Polar alignment executed with the only standard finder. Medium seeing.

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