Observer: Gary Field
Location: Plum Island, Newburyport, Massachussetts
Date: March 24, 1996 02:00-03:00 UT
These pictures were taken from Plum Island, Newburyport, MA on March 23, 1996 between 10 and 11 PM EST (0200-0300 UTC), using Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film in a Pentax K1000 35 mm camera with a 85 to 210 mm zoom lens piggy backed onto a Meade 2045 telescope driven by a drive corrector. Polar alignment was not carefully done. The sky was very dark and it was about 25 deg F with a 20-30 MPH wind.
The exposures were as follows:
1st image: 2 min. @ 200 mm 2nd image: 5 min. @ 200 mm 3rd image: 10 min. @ 200 mm 4th image: 10 min. @ 100 mm
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