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Holmes Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Gary Holmes
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date: March 7, 1997 10:30 UT

Image taken with a 125mm Schmidt. This was a 3.5-minute unfiltered exposure on hypered Kodak 2415 film, at 1030 UT, 7 March. Visually, the ion tail was much more prominent than even two mornings earlier, traceable in binoculars to perhaps twice the length of the dust tail in suburban skies (limiting magnitude about 5).

Gary Holmes

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