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Filion Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Jean-Luc Filion
Location: Near Mount Megantic, QC, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997 09:15 UT

The wider field image was taken using a Canon FTB camera equipped with a 50mm F1.8 lens. Exposure time was 45 seconds on 400ASA film. The camera was mounted on an equatorial platform with a stepper motor.

The next image was shot through a 200mm F3.3 telephoto lens using the same setup as above. Sky conditions were excellent and the temperature was a chilling -25 degres C.

Mount Megantic is the site of the only professional astronomical observatory in the Province of Quebec.

Jean-Luc Filion, Boucherville, QC

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