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Hutchinson Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Bill Hutchinson
Location: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Date: February 23, 1997

I built a Haig or, as some call it, a Scotch equatorial mount this week to try for some longer exposures without star trails. The skies finally cleared on the evening of the 23rd.

The real proof of the Haig mount's value is in this telephoto shot. Star trials would have been very distracting in this one minute telephoto exposure. Nikon N2020 210mm f4, 1 minute exposure on Haig mount. Kodak Gold 1000

Bill Hutchinson
hutch@corecom.net


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