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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - March 1997

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Observer: Brad Wallis
Location: ???
Date: March 24-29, 1997

The rotation of the nucleus of Cmet Hale Bopp is shown betwen March 25 and March 29 1997 Each image was shot at approx 02:50 UT. 12.5-inch F/5.85 Ritchey. Each image is a sum of 6 - 5 second exposures. ST-7 w/ R-25 + minus-IR. Processed using a Weighted Unsharp Mask constructed using IDL.


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Observer: Peter Gottlieb
Location: Bottrop, Germany
Date: March 29, 1997

28mm/f3.5, 30 sec, Konica VX200


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Observer: Gilbert Bouzat
Location: Jarrier, Savoie, France
Date: March 29, 1997


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Observer: Tomi Salminen
Location: Rauma, Finland
Date: March 29, 1997

Canon EOS 600 plus a 50mm lens. Exposure time 30 s at f/1.8. Film used was Kodak Royal Gold 1000.


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Observer: Rick Crockett
Location: Palomar Mountain, California
Date: March 29, 1997

30 seconds, 80mm f/1.8, K1000n.


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Observer: Thomas Norberg
Location: Eskilstuna, Sweden
Date: March 29, 1997

The exposure time was 5 min on Fujicolor G-800, 50 mm standard Pentax lens, telescope-piggyback-mounted camera, manual tracking.


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Observer: Michael Mirjahangir
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Date: March 29, 1997

5 sec. at f/1.9 guided used 50mm lens and Fuji 400 speed film.


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Observer: Jarle Aasland
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Date: March 29, 1997 00:00-00:07 UT


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Observer: George Varros
Location: Mt. Airy, Maryland
Date: March 29, 1997 00:28, 01:06 UT

2 second images 400mm f/5 EDC-1000 CCD. Note the movement of the comet over a period of 38 minutes.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 29, 1997 00:34-00:52 UT

First image is a wide field view of Hale Bopp taken using an Aero Ektar lens. Exposure 3 minutes, taken through a Lumicon Swann Band filter, and has been false coloured using Mira.

Second image is a 60 second image of Hale Bopp taken through a blue filter. Image obtained using a 12 inch f5 Maksutov telescope, with SBIG ST8 CCD.

A rotational gradient filter (10 degree rotaion, amplification 4) has been applied to the 60 second exposure of the Comet shown in the last image.


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Observer: Todd Burns
Location: Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
Date: March 29, 1997 00:40 UT

The image was taken through a 200 mm lens at f/4.0 on Fuji SG 800 film with an exposure time of 2 minutes 30 seconds. Camera and lens were fastened to an equatorial mount.


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Observer: Fernand E Girouard
Location: Moncton, NB, Canada
Date: March 29, 1997 00:45 UT

Kodak Ultra Gold 400 ASA, 50 mm, f/1.7, 45 s exposure, tripod mounted Minolta 5000 camera.


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Observer: Michael Boschat
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: March 29, 1997 00:55, 01:10 UT

First image: 30 sec. exposure on Kodak Gold 400 film with Zenit-B 58mm f/2 camera was used. Second image: A 20 sec. exposure was used on Kodak Gold 400 film with a Zenit-B camera and a 200mm f/3.3 telephoto.


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Observer: Mike McGrath
Location: New York
Date: March 29, 1997 01:00 UT

135mm f/2.8 10 sec. Kodak Royal 1000 unguided.


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Observer: Tim Goering
Location: El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico
Date: March 29, 1997 01:30 UT

Camera:  Nikon FA with a 50 mm Nikkor lens.
Film:  Fujicolor Super G Plus 800
Exposure:  f2.0 , 40 seconds.

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Observer: David McDavid
Location: Limber Observatory, Pipe Creek, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 01:39-02:04 UT

This is a false-color composite of eighteen 2 s exposures of the inner 6 arcmin of the coma of Comet Hale-Bopp, taken in red light (Cousins R filter with polarizers) between 01:39 and 02:04 UT on March 29 with a Photometrics CCD camera (Thomson 512 chip) on the 0.4 m telescope at Limber Observatory.

The enlarged inset at upper right shows a spiral of material that looks to be coming from one end of the elongated nucelar condensation. However, the inset at lower right, which is a polarization image (brightness proportional to the degree of linear polarization derived from the same images with the right combination of orientations of the polarizers), shows a different spiral shape that seems to start from a strongly polarized (~15%) feature (dust jet?) at the opposite end of the nuclear region.


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Observer: David McDavid
Location: Limber Observatory, Pipe Creek, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 01:39-02:04 UT

This image is a composite of eighteen 2 s exposures of the inner 5 arcmin of the coma of Comet Hale-Bopp, taken in red light (Cousins R filter with polarizers) with a Photometrics CCD camera (Thomson 512 chip) on the 0.4 m telescope at Limber Observatory. It has been processed with unsharp masking to bring out the "arcs" in the inner region of the coma.


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Observer: Patrick Dyer
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 01:43 UT

Pentax K-1000, f/2, 50-mm. Fuji 800, 20 seconds unguided.


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Observer: Karen Stansel
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 01:45 UT

Equipment: Canon AE-1 Program with 50mm Canon lens set at f1.8, tripod mounted with cable release. Fuji Reala (ASA100) film exposed for 2 seconds.


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Observer: Frank Marotta
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 01:50 UT

Equipment: Nikon F3 with 50mm Nikkor set at f 2.0. Film: Fuji 400 SG+, 8 seconds.


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Observer: Michael Ross
Location: Lake Winnsboro, Winnsboro, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 02:00 UT

Camera: Olympus OM-1 50mm lens. Film: Kodak 400 speed. Exposure: 45 seconds.


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Observer: Bob Pinkham
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Date: March 29, 1997 02:00-02:15 UT

Olympus OM-1 w/50mm lens set at f1.8 and a 15 sec exposure.


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Observer: Max Falls
Location: Dover, Arkansas
Date: March 29, 1997 02:00-03:00 UT

50mm f/1.8 lens at f/1.8 for one and four, f/2.8 two and three, 30-60 second exposures.


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Observer: Patrick Dyer
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 02:18 UT

Pentax K-1000, f/2, 50-mm. Kodacolor 400, 40 seconds unguided.


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Observer: Ron Richolson
Location: Salina, Kansas
Date: March 29, 1997 02:30 UT

Minolta SRT101 with a 58 mm lens at f2.8 for 30 seconds set on a tripod. I used Fuji 800 film.


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Observer: Calvin Hill
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 02:30, 02:35 UT

Equipment: CB245 CCD on a Meade 8" f/6 reflector.


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Observer: Jon Lines
Location: McMinnville, Tennessee
Date: March 29, 1997 02:30, 02:45 UT

First Image, Film: Kodak Plus 1000 Exposure: 30 sec @f/2. 55 mm lens unguided.

Second Image, Film: Kodak Plus 1000 Exposure: 30sec @f/2. 55 mm lens unguided.


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Observer: Patrick Espinosa
Location: Anza Borrego State Park, California
Date: March 29, 1997 02:30, 03:30 UT

First image was taken with a 50mm lens at f/2. Exposure time was 50 sec. on Fuji Super G 800 film. Cassiopea shows up nicely to the right of the frame also.

Second image ) was taken with a 50mm lens at f/2. Exposure time was 40 sec. on Fuji Super G 800 film.


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Observer: Luca Vanzella
Location: Keeler Acreage, North of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
Date: March 29, 1997 03:00 UT

Fuji 800 film, 50mm f1.4 lens, 30 second exposure.


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Observer: John Strohsacker
Location: Mount Carmel, Maryland
Date: March 29, 1997 03:37 UT


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Observer: James Conner
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Date: March 29, 1997 03:45 UT

Lens: 35mm f/2.0.
Film: Kodak Ektachrome Elite 400 pushed to 800.
Exposure: 30 seconds, unguided.


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Observer: Wally Pacholka
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00 UT

50mm lens at f/2 on tripod for 30 seconds using Fuji 800.


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Observer: Dave Schmahl
Location: Mount Laguna Observatory, San Diego, California
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00 UT

50mm lens at f2.8, 400 Kodak Gold, 4 min exposure, piggybacked on a motor guided C80 refractor.


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Observers: Bernie Sanden, Ryan Sanden, Brittany Sanden, Jannet Sanden
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00 UT

Fuji Super G 800 for 45 seconds using 52mm lens at f2.8. Foreground lighting provided by red flashlights.


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Observer: Paul Cichocki
Location: Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00-04:20 UT

First image: lightpainting along the lower portion. Minolta X570 camera , 28 mm lens set at f2.4 approx. 3 minute exposure Fuji Super G 800 film pushed to asa 1600

Second image: Minolta Camera body 28 mm lens set at f2.4 2 1/2 minute exposure Fuji Super G 800 Print Film used


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Observer: David Williams
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00-04:30 UT

35 seconds at f2.8
Kodak Royal Gold 400 print film
Using a Minolta srTmcII with a 45mm lens


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Observer: Jim Powers
Location: Pescadero, California
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00 UT

Photo was taken with Fuji 400 film, exposure 5 min. The camera (70mm lens) was piggybacked on a telescope. The blue ionization tail shows several strands near the head of the comet. The double cluster in Perseus is visible in the upper left corner of the scan.

Second photo was taken with Fuji 400 film, exposure 20 seconds. The camera and T-mount was installed on a Meade 8 inch, 2000mm, f10 telescope. All photos were scanned with an Easyphoto Reader and edited with Adobe Photo Deluxe.


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Observer: Dana Johnson
Location: Bend, Oregon
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00 UT

Image taken using a Canon EOS Rebel X 35mm SLR camera with 80mm lens at f5.4 for 30 seconds, printed on Kodak Gold ASA200 color print film.


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Observer: Wally Pacholka
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Date: March 29, 1997 04:30 UT

A 50mm lens was set at f/2 for 30 seconds on a tripod using Fuji 800 film. The foreground scenery was lite up by a passing car that happened by during the photo.


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Observer: Wally Pacholka
Location: Yucca Valley, California
Date: March 29, 1997 04:30 UT

Photo taken with standard 35mm camera on tripod, using 50mm lens at f/2 with exposure time of 30 second using Fuji 800 film.


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Observer: Frank Marotta
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: March 29, 1997 04:30 UT

Equipment: Nikon F3HP with Tokina 35-200ATX at f 4.5 set @ 200mm, 15 seconds. Fuji 800SG+.


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Observer: Jeremy Chapple
Location: Bristol, England
Date: March 29, 1997 04:44, 21:15 UT

Drawings made through a 4 inch SCT, x66 & x40, seeing 2.


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Observer: Bill Hutchinson
Location: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Date: March 29, 1997 05:00 UT

First image: Nikon N90 20mm at f2.8, 30 second exposure on Fuji 400HG. Second image: Nikon N90 50mm at f2.0, 25 second exposure on Fuji 400HG.


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Observers: Clinton Char, Les Char
Location: Mount Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii
Date: March 29, 1997 05:45 UT

Camera: Canon A-1, with 50mm f1.4 lens. Film: Fuji 800 Press. Exposure Time: 1 Minute.


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Observers: Cyril Birnbaum, Eric Frappa, Jean Lecacheux, Frangois Colas
Location: Pic du Midi Observatory, France
Date: March 29, 1997 10:25 UT

Hale Bopp in conjonction with a star during day time. Comet Hale Bopp becoming now one of the most interesting comet of the century, we decided at "Station de Planitologie des Pyrinies" to make an unprecedent observational effort, though the small team size ! Fortunatly the weather is also with us, as we observed during 51 nights (and some time days!) from February 1st to now. This image is one on the current day time observations, the trail of the star SAO 37166 is visible on the top.


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Observer: Jim Strickland
Location: Morris, Alabama
Date: March 29, 1997 15:00 UT

Canon AE-1 with 50mm lens. Kodak PJC 1600 at f2.0 for approx 30 sec. Tripod (no tracking).


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Observer: Paolo Candy
Location: Astr. Station Club Parco dei Cimini, Viterbo, Italy
Date: March 29, 1997 19:10, 19:24 UT

First image: 180 mm f/2.8 camera lens Nikkor AF-ED on SP Dx mount & JMI Mototrak V - Deepsky Lumicon filter - Fujicolor 800 SG Plus - 14 min. of exp. guiding by C5 on comet nucleus. Very clear sky.

Second image: 105 mm f/2.5 camera lens Nikkor on SP Dx mount & JMI Mototrak V - Fujicolor 800 SG Plus - 5 min. of exp. guiding by C5 on comet nucleus.


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Observer: Paolo Candy
Location: Club Parco dei Cimini, Viterbo, Italy
Date: March 29, 1997 19:30 UT

180 mm f/2.8 camera lens Nikkor AF-ED on Super Polaris mount + JMI Mototrak= V=20 + Deepsky Lumicon filter - Kodak TP 2415 Hyp dev. 5 min in D19 & printed on paper #4=20 18 minutes of exposure, guiding by C5 on comet nucleus. Very clear sky. Note: the dark zone down-left is a tree.


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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 29, 1997 19:11 UT

Wide-field image of comet Hale-Bopp, obtained with 2.8/90mm lens, CCD and V filter. Exposure time was 1 minute.


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Observer: Lorenzo Comolli
Location: Mount S. Martino, Italy
Date: March 29, 1997 19:40-21:00 UT

1. 2 min exposure, Scotch Chrome 3200 ISO, 200 mm (f/3.5)

2. 45 sec exposure, Scotch Chrome 3200 ISO, 55 mm (f/2,8) Two deep sky objects are visible: at the bottom-right, M31 (Andromeda) Galaxy; at the top-left, the Double Cluster in Perseus.

3. 2 min exposure, Scotch Chrome 3200 ISO, 28 mm (f/4).


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Observer: Tom Alderweireldt
Location: Les Deux Alpes, France
Date: March 29, 1997 20:00 Ut

Nikon FG camera with 300 mm F/4 telelens, unguided. Kodak TMAX 3200 film, total exposure 6 min. 3 digitized images were artificially flatfielded, added and log scaled to obtain the final image.


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Observer: Milan Kment
Location: Ceska Trebova, Czech Republic
Date: March 29, 1997 20:00, 20:05 UT

Nikon 2.8/28mm lens, Kodak PCN 200 color negative film, exp. time 70 sec.


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Observer: Steve Hardesty
Location: Joshua Tree National Monument, California
Date: March 29, 1997

1. Minolta X700 on tripod using Fuji 400G color print film. Exposure time was 1 minute 10 seconds.

2. Orion Short Yube Rich Field Refractor piggy backed on my Meade 2120 LX-5. Exposure time for this shot was 3 minutes. Camera used was a Minolta X700, Film was Fuji 400G Color Print film.


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Observer: Nick James
Location: Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Date: March 29, 1997 20:15 UT

First image: 135mm f/2.5, 2 minute exposure on hypered TP2415.


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Observers: Paolo Bussola, Luca Bussola
Location: Prada Alta, Monte Baldo, Italy
Date: March 29, 1997 20:15, 20:45 UT

First image: 400 mm Sigma lens at f5.6, exp. 8 min. on Scotch Chrome 800-3200P, time 20:15 UT.

Second image: 85 mm Minolta lens at f2, exp. 5 min. on Scotch Chrome 800-3200P, time 20:45 UT.


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Observers: Michel Benvenuto, Emmanuel Antuna
Location: Peira Cava, France
Date: March 29, 1997 20:30, 20:50 UT

The first picture was taken using a 50mm Nikon lens at F/D 4, in 4mn on Ektar 1000 on a motorized C5 mount.

The second picture was taken using a 50mm Nikon lens at F/D 4, in 4mn on FUJI G 800 on a motorized C5 mount.


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Observer: Yves Dodet
Location: Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
Date: March 29, 1997 20:30 UT

telescope : Celestron 8 ultima
CCD       : Meade Pictor 416
exposure  : 1 s
software  : Meade epoch 2000ip

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Observer: Clifford Cull
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: March 29, 1997 20:35 PM

Canon AE1 135mm at f 5.6, 3 min exposure on Kodak Gold 1000. A night sky tracking device called a "Barn Door Tracker" was used to avoid any star trails.


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Observer: The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes
Location: Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, Spain
Date: March 29, 1997 21:09, 21:25 UT

First picture is the sum of three 120s exposures using a narrow band filter centered at 618 nanometers.

Second picture is the sum of two 1s exposures without filters. The field size is 43W48 arcminutes. The head of the comet seems to be circular. The object on the top left is a star.


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Observers: Francois Colas, Cyril Birnbaum
Location: Pic du Midi Observatory, France
Date: March 29, 1997 21:35 UT

This image is the sum of 60 images taken with the 55 cm telescope. Each individual frame is a 1 second exposure with a V filter. The image is enhanced with radial filter and a logarithmic look up table. About 10 shells are visible on the image.


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Observer: Theo van de Mortel
Location: Deurne, The Netherlands
Date: March 9-30, 1997

These drawings of the shell structure are based on observations from a 222mm reflector f/6 (104x).


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Observer: Terry Acomb
Location: Utah
Date: March 30, 1997

Kodak ektapress 1600 speed film, 50 mm lens.


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Observer: Terry Acomb
Location: Utah
Date: March 30, 1997

The comet over a rock span in Southern Utah. The Andromeda galaxy can be seen through the arch. 28 mm lens, f 2.8, tracked about 60 seconds.


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Observer: Terry Acomb
Location: Utah
Date: March 30, 1997

Ektapress 1600 film, 50 mm lens, tracked for about 60 seconds and flashed at the end.


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Observer: Jeff Keenan
Location: Swansea, United Kingdom
Date: March 30, 1997

8 min exposure on Elite 400 through a 50mm lens at f2.8.


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Observer: Janine Kukla
Location: Bad Frankenhausen, Germany
Date: March 30, 1997

Camera : Praktika. Film : Konica 100. Exposure : 80 seconds.


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Observer: James Foster
Location: Red Rock State Park, California
Date: March 30, 1997

135mm lens at f/2.5 for 2 minutes. This shot was taken on unhypered Fuji 1600.


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Observer: Loke Kun Tan
Location: Red Rock State Park, California
Date: March 30, 1997

Celestron/Epoch 8" f1.5 Schmidt camera.


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Observer: Neal Ulevich
Location: Rocky Mountains, Denver
Date: March 30, 1997

50mm f1.4 lens, Kodak ISO 1000 negative film, 30 second exposure.


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Observer: Bill Hutchinson
Location: Ninilchik, Alaska
Date: March 30, 1997 UT

It is Easter morning, a candle shines in the window, the aurora borealis is creating a halo around the church, Hale-Bopp shines overhead and Andromeda nearly touches the center cross. I don't know if I'll ever capture more in a single photograph. Nikon N90 20mm at f2.0, 30 second exposure on Fuji 400HG.


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Observer: Terry Acomb
Location: Utah
Date: March 30, 1997

50 mm lens, fixed tripod, about 40 seconds, ektapress 1600 film.


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Observer: John Stedman
Location: Brighton, England
Date: March 30, 1997

Fixed camera using 200mm lens and Kodak TMX 3200 film.


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Observer: Roxanne Dunning
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date: March 30, 1997

Pencil drawing of Comet Hale-Bopp.


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Observer: Nick Benish
Location: Sturgis, Michigan
Date: March 30, 1997

5 min on Fuji 400 film.


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Observer: Newt Perdue
Location: Nederland, Colorado
Date: March 30, 1997

Canon A-1 35 mm camera, and a Canon 70-210 mm Zoom lens with 3200 ASA B&W film with aperature open all the way at f/4.0, exposed about 4 seconds.


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Observer: Gilbert Bouzat
Location: Jarrier, Savoie, France
Date: March 30, 1997

100mm/f3.5. 1000 ASA. 30 seconds.


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Observer: Andrea Merlo
Location: Cuneo, Italy
Date: March 30, 1997

Pentax K1000 equipped with a Scotch-Crome P 800-3200 film exposed at 800 ISO.


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Observer: Rett Alonzi
Location: Lansing, Kansas
Date: March 30, 1997

Canon AE-1, 50 mm, f2, 15 second exposure on Kodak Gold 400 print.


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Observers: Steve Wainwright, Geoff Jones
Location: Brecon Beacon Mountains, South Wales, United Kingdom
Date: March 30, 1997

90s guided shot through a 50mm lens using ISO 400 Fujichrome.


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Observer: Joe Haberthier
Location: Aberdeen, North Carolina
Date: March 30, 1997

First image taken with 210mm telephoto lens. 5 minutes exposure, ASA 1000. Piggybacked on telescope. Second image taken with 50mm lens F 1.8 , ASA 1000 , 15 second exp.


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Observer: Luca Pietranera
Location: Farfa, Italy
Date: March 30, 1997

Kodak film at 1600 ASA the exposure time was 30 seconds for the first one with a 50 mm and 1 minute for the second one with a 24 mm lens.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 30, 1997 00:25-00:26 ut

First image is a 20 second exposure of Hale Bopp, made through a blue filter. Image obtained using a 12 inch Maksutov telescope working at f5. Image has been dark subtracted and then false coloured using Mira's 'comet' pallete.

Second image is a 0 second image through a blue filter started at 00:25:07 has been processed using a rotational gradient filter with rotation 10 degrees and amplification 10.

Third image is a 20 second image through a blue filter started at 00:25:07 has been processed using a rank order masking technique; a 5x5 pixel mask with 60% and amplification 10 was used in this case.

Fourth image is a20 second exposure of Hale Bopp, started at 00:26:17 UT has been processed using a rotational gradient filter, with rotation 10 degrees, and amplification 10.


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Observer: Tim Puckett
Location: Puckett Observatory, Georgia
Date: March 30, 1997 00:54:07 UT

This false color image of Hale-Bopp was obtained with a 30 cm reflector working at f/6 This is a composite of 100 -15 second exposures taken with an Apogee AP-7 CCD. The first exposure was taken on 03-30-97 at 00:54:07 UT. The images were enhanced to show the jets from the nucleus.


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Observer: Brian Rau
Location: Clingman's Dome, Tennessee
Date: March 30, 1997 01:30-01:55 UT

All photos taken with a Pentax ME Super on a fixed tripod with Pentax 50mm f/1.4 lens, using Fuji Provia 1600 processed for 800 ASA (1-stop push).


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Observer: Tim Goering
Location: El Malpais, New Mexico
Date: March 30, 1997 01:30, 02:30 UT

First image: Nikon FA with a Nikkor 50 mm lens and Fujicolor Super G Plus 800 film. Exposure: 40 seconds, f2.0.

The second shot taken using a Nikon FA with a Nikkor 50 mm lens and Fujicolor Super G Plus 800 film. Exposure: f2.0, 60 seconds.


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Observers: Brian Fain, Kevin Fain
Location: Jackson, Georgia
Date: March 30, 1997 01:30 UT

The first image is a 30 second exposure. The second image is a 20 second exposure. Both images were taken with a Canon Rebel G with a 52mm zoom lens f/5.6. The film used was Fuji Super G PLus 1600. The images were scanned at 200dpi with contrast and brightness enhancements.


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Observer: Marcus Featherston
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Date: March 30, 1997 01:30 UT

Fuji SG-800+ film.

1: 55 mm f/1.4 at f/1.4. 15 second exposure. The comet's reflection in the lake is near the bottom of the picture.

2: 55 mm f/1.4 at f/2.0. 2m 30 sec exposure with a barndoor tracker. The two green streaks on either side of the comet are from a firefly.

3: 55 mm f/1.4 at f/2.0. 4 minute exposure with a barndoor tracker.


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Observers: Gary Holmes, Lee Holmes
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date: March 30, 1997 02:00 UT

This is a 2-minute exposure on hypered Kodak 2415 emulsion. The image was tracked but unguided using a 130-mm aperture Celestron Schmidt.


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Observer: Geoff Chester
Location: Haymarket, Virginia
Date: March 30, 1997 02:10 UT

Vivitar 70 - 210 mm zoom lens set at 105mm, f/4, and is a 5-minute exposure on Kodak PPF-400 color print film.


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Observer: Ray Desmarais Jr.
Location: Osark National Forest, Arkansas
Date: March 30, 1997 02:30 UT

50mm lens, and Kodak Gold 1000 film.


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Observers: Mark Stafford, Kay Brown
Location: Arma, Kansas
Date: March 30, 1997 02:45 UT

Canon EOS 35mm camera with a 200mm lens. The exposure was 15 sec mounted on a tripod with no tracking.


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Observers: Bill Whiddon, Nina Whiddon
Location: Red Rock Canyon State Park, California
Date: March 30, 1997 03:23-05:12 UT

1. 8 in. f/1.5 Schmidt camera, 5 mins on hypered Fuji 800. Note meteor left of head.

2. 3 mins on Fuji 800 with 105mm Nikon at f/2.8.

3. 30 sec at f/2.8 with 105mm Nikon on Fuji 800.


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Observer: Ralph D'Andrea
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Date: March 30, 1997 03:30 UT

2 minute guided exposure, 35mm camera, 100 mm f/2.8 telephoto at f/4, Fujicolor Super G Plus 800 film.


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Observer: Patrick Espinosa
Location: Anza Borrego State Park, California
Date: March 30, 1997 03:30 UT

Image was taken with a 50mm lens at f/1.7. Exposure time was 45 sec. on Fuji Super G 800 film.


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Observers: Ron Baalke, Sue Kientz
Location: Angeles Crest Highway, California
Date: March 30, 1997 03:37, 04:32 UT

First image is a 1 minute exposure, the second a 20 second exposure. Both images taken with a Canon A2 mounted on a tripod using a 100mm lens, unguided. Film was Fujicolor Super HG 1600.


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Observer: Allen Ginzburg
Location: Quail Hollow Ranch, California
Date: March 30, 1997 04:00 UT

Equipment:      Nikon FG with 135mm f/3.5 Nikkor lens piggy
                backed on a Meade LX-200 10".
Film:           Fuji 400
Exposure time:  3 minutes

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Observer: David C
Location: Raleigh, North Carlina
Date: March 30, 1997 04:00 UT

First image: Ektachrome 200, 60 seconds, Konica 70-150 f4. Second image: Ektachrome 200, 30 seconds, Konica 40 f1.8. Both slides were digitized using a Snappy, Canon ES2000 hi8 camcorder, and a homemade light box.


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Observer: James Foster
Location: Red Rock State Park, California
Date: March 30, 1997 04:05 UT

This shot was taken through a Genesis 4" refractor, while being guided on the comet by the C-11. It was sandwich of two shots taken with Fuji 1600 film that was pushed one stop.


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Observers: Bill Whiddon, Nina Whiddon
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Date: March 30, 1997 04:11, 04:17 UT

First image: 5 minute exposure on hypered Fuji 800. 20cm f/1.5 Schmidt camera. Note meteor near head of comet. Second image: 5 minute exposure on Fuji 800. 300 mm f/4.


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Observer: Joachim Wesner
Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
Date: March 30, 1997 05:00 UT

Kodak Royal Gold 1000, 45 mm/f 2.0 & 28 mm/f 2.8. 45 second and 60 second exposure.


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Observer: Terry Tedor
Location: North Pole, Alaska
Date: March 30, 1997 07:15 UT

The first image is a close approximation to what the naked eye observed. Note the green auroral glow. The second image is a manipulation of the first image, using Adobe Photoshop, to enhance the ion tail.

Exposure Data:
Pentax 35mm SLR
55mm f/1.8
40 seconds
Kodak Gold 400

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Observer: Jeremy Seftor
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Date: March 30, 1997 09:25 UT

Taken with an Olympus OM1n with a 50mm f1.4 zuiko lens. 15 second exposure on Fuji 800 Super G film.


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Observer: Masahi Shimizu
Location: Mt. Fuji, Japan
Date: March 30, 1997 10:35 UT

30 sec exposure. Pentax 55mm F1.7 (F1.7) Fuji HG800.


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Observer: Mitsuya Saeki
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Date: March 30, 1997 10:40 UT

6 minute exposure. Lens: Tokina 300 mm lens f2.8. Film: FujiColor1600HG.


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Observer: Young-Sik Park
Location: Um-Seong, South Korea
Date: March 30, 1997 11:05-11:24 UT

irst image of the comet Hale Bopp was taken with a 300mm (f/4.5). Exp. 3 min and Film used Fuji Color Professional 1600 (Negative) Second image of the comet Hale Bopp was taken with a 300mm (f/4.5). Exp. 5 min and Film used Fuji Color Professional 1600 (Negative) Mount use GOTO Mark-X.


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Observer: Till Credner
Location: Pik Terskol, Kaukasus, Russia
Date: March 30, 1997 16:30 UT

60 second exposure, Fuji 800 G. This is Comet Hale-Bopp observed with a narrow-band interference filter at 360nm.


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Observers: Herman Mikuz, B. Kambic
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 30, 1997 19:00-19:20 UT

Color image of comet Hale-Bopp, taken with 19-cm, f/4 Flat-field S-C camera and Kodak Vericolor 400 film (6x7 format).


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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 30, 1997 19:04 UT

Wide-field image of comet Hale-Bopp, obtained with 2.8/90mm lens, CCD and V filter. Exposure time was 1 minute.


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Observer: Fred Wehner
Location: Oberhausen, Germany
Date: March 30, 1997 19:05, 19:45 UT

The first image is taken with a Tokina Zoom 1:3.5-4.5 28-70mm at 35mm and 60 sec exposure time.
The 2nd image is taken with a Pentax 1:1.4 50mm and 25 sec exposure time.
All images made on Scotchchrome 800/3200P, pushed to 1600 ISO.


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Observer: Jacob Kuiper
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: March 30, 1997 19:30 UT

Exposure-time around 30 seconds. Lens: 1.7/50mm. Film Kodak Elite2, 400 ASA.


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Observer: Janusz Wiland
Location: Grojec, Poland
Date: March 30, 1997 19:30 UT

Lens: PENTACON 2.8/135, Film: Fuji 400 ASA, Time: 4 min.


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Observers: Paolo Bussola, Luca Bussola
Location: Pacengo, Garda Lake, Italy
Date: March 30, 1997 19:32, 20:03 UT

50 mm Minolta Lens at f2, exp. 25 seconds on Scotch Chrome 800-3200P.


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Observer: Jose-Luis Ortiz and colaborators
Location: Observatorio de Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Date: March 30, 1997 19:36 UT

False color, 20 second exposures.


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Observer: Pavel Kubicek
Location: Observatory and Planetarium, Teplice, Czech Republic
Date: March 30, 1997 19:43 UT

Image is a sandwich of twelve original, processed images (unsharp masking) taken at 19:43 UT (midtime of exposures) on 03/30/97, 8 seconds each with 150mm (6") Maksutov - Cassegrain f/15 + Barlow lens 1.3x and Cookbook 245 CCD camera


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Observer: Milan Kment
Location: Ceska Trebova, Czech Republic
Date: March 30, 1997 19:45-20:30 UT

1. Developed by computer in false colors.

2. Nikon 2.8/28mm lens, Kodak PCN 200 color negative film.

3. Helios 1.5/80mm lens,Fujicolor Super G-800 Plus film, exp. time 18 sec.


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Observers: Andjelko Glivar, Igor Cajko, Mirko Knezic
Location: Donja Stubica, Croatia
Date: March 30, 1997 19:50, 20:05 UT

First image taken at 20:05 UTC with Tele 300mm/f:5,6. Second image taken at 19:50 UTC with Tele 135mm/f:4. All images are photographed on Fujicolor super G+ 800 an "piggyback" on C8.


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Observer: Jose-Luis Ortiz and colaborators
Location: Observatorio de Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain
Date: March 30, 1997 19:52 UT

The first image is a 1-minute exposure of comet Hale-Bopp taken through a 300-mm lens at f/5.4 using a 1024 x 1024 CCD detector with no filter. The field of view is 2.4 x 2.4 degrees. The inner part of the coma was saturated in order to observe the tail. North is up, West is to the right.

The second image is a mosaic of three images covering a total of 2.4 by 5.5 degrees in the sky.


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Observers: Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo, Piergiorgio Cusinato
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: March 30, 1997 20:10 UT

Three images of the Hale Bopp comet taken with a Tele 300 mm f/2.8, exp. 3' - 35 mm. lens f/2.8, exp. 3' (near M 31 in Andromeda and ngc 869/884 in Perseus) and with a 35 mm lens f/2.8 with the comet's sunset behind the Cortina's mountains (Monte Poma gagnon).


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Observer: Paolo Previdi
Location: Lago Maggiore, Italy
Date: March 30, 1997 20:15

Canon AV1, 135 mm.


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Observer: Herve Choplin
Location: Tours, France
Date: March 30, 1997 20:15 UT

Camera:        Olympus OM1 with a 200mm f/3.5 lens
Exposure time: 20s
Film:          Konica 3200 SR-G Professional
Comments:      enhancement of cyan and blue colors via Adobe Photoshop
               to see details in plasma tail.

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Observers: Michel Benvenuto, Emmanuel Antuna
Location: Peira Cava, France
Date: March 30, 1997 20:15, 21:00 UT

The images were taken using 28mm Nikon lens at F/D 4, in 8mn on EKTAR 1000 on a motorized G11 mount, 300mm Nikon lens at F/D 5.6, and 55mm Nikon lens at F/D 4.


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Observer: Fred Wehner
Location: Hochstetten, Germany
Date: March 30, 1997 20:30 UT

Image taken with an old 35mm SLR camera Pentax ME, 1:2.5 200mm, a Slik 88N tripod (no tracking) and Kodak TRI-X-Pan b/w film with a speed of 400 ISO pushed to 800 or 1600 ISO. 18 second exposure.


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Observer: Juergen Knobloch
Location: French Jura, Switzerland
Date: March 30, 1997 20:30 UT

50 mm lens f/1.4 on Fuji 400 ASA film. 5' exposure.


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Observers: Cyril Birnbaum, Eric Frappa, Francois Colas
Location: Pic du Midi Observatory, France
Date: March 30, 1997 20:30 UT

This image is the sum of 150 images taken with the 55 cm telescope. Each individual frame is a 4 second exposure with a R filter. The nucleus region is widely saturated, the goal of the observation is to show the large scale structure of the coma in connection with the small field but high resolution images of the 105 centimeter telescope. We can see a link between the dust shells of the internal coma and the "synchronic bands" in the dust tail. The image is enhanced with laplacian filter.


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Observer: Frans Frenken
Location: At Goes, The Netherlands
Date: March 30, 1997 21:30 UT

Nikon FM, 50/1.2, 10 seconds, Fuji 800 SG.


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Observer: Maksym Kerdan
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Date: March 30, 1997 21:30 UT

Camera+lens: Zenit-TTL + Helios 44M (f=58mm, A=1/2). Film: Kodak 1200. Exposure: 1 min, unguided.


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Observer: Sven Lueke
Location: Bad Essen, Lower Saxony, Germany
Date: March 30, 1997 21:37 UT

16 second exposure. I used an 50mm Objectiv with an 400-ASA Film (Kodak).


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Observer: Eric Frappa
Location: Pic du Midi Observatory, France
Date: March 30, 1997 21:40-21:50 UT

1. 4 minutes exposure with a 2.8/24 mm objective and Fuji 800 SG+ film.

2. 3 minutes exposure with a 2.8/180 mm objective and Fuji 800 SG+ film.


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