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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - March 1997

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Observer(s): Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo
Location: Col Druscie Observatory
Date: March 9, 1997

Image taken with the Takahashi 102 mm f/6.


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Observers: Astronomy Class (Students - Age 16-18)
Location: Sonderborg Observatory, Denmark
Date: March 9, 1997

180 Sec photo, Fuji HG800 Press, approx 0430UT + 3 min MARCH 09, 1997, 5" APO f9 mounted Piggyback on user retrained 16" SCT Meade.


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Observer: Rich Crockett
Location: San Marcos, California
Date: March 9, 1997

24 minute exposure. 1000mm f:8, K400.


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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date: March 9, 1997

One minute exposure, 5" f5 refractor guide scope mounted on 17" Cass. Kodak 1000 ISO Royal Gold.


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Observer: Jay Roberston
Location: Fiddletown, California
Date: March 9, 1997

225mm, f/1.65, 5 1/2" Celestron Schmidt camera using Fujicolor Super G 800 plus. The exposure time was 2 1/2 minutes.


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Observer: David Bishop
Location: Hilton, New York
Date: March 9, 1997

1. Nice image, taken on March 9th just before dawn. Notice the bright blue gas tail. This is a 1:30 exposure at F/4 taken on Kodak PPF 400 film with a 50 mm ens. I was tracking the comet while taking this shot.

2. Another images taken on the morning of March 9th. 1:30 exposure at F/4 taken on Kodak PPF 400 film.


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Observer: Serge Lavoie
Location: Rawdon, Quebec, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997

Lens of 135mm f:3.2 on Kodak 400 a.s.a. it was a 5 minutes exposure.


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Observer: Roberto Baldini
Location: Monteromano, Italy
Date: March 9, 1997

50 mm f:2,8 ektapress 1600 70 sec.


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Observer: Jay Robertson
Location: Oakley, California
Date: March 9, 1997

Image taken using a 225mm f/1.65 Schmidt camera. Fujicolor Super G 800 Plus and a 2 1/2 min. exposure.


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Observers: Francois St-Pierre, Laura Serban, Jean Godin
Location: Pearson College Observatory, Victoria, British-Columbia, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997

Camera: Pentax (250mm lens). Film: 800 ASA Fuji. Exposure time: 5 minutes. Other specifications: The camera was piggy-backed on a 25" telescope that was guided with a ST6 CCD camera.


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Observer: Bob Yen
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Date: March 9, 1997

This is a telephoto shot, using a Nikon 300mm/2.8 EDIF lens on 35mm. It has about same FOV as 300mm FL Schmidt Camera image. Note how the color shot inherently "spectrally distinguishes" the ion tail (blue) and dust tail (yellow).


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Observers: Robert Schafer, Andreas Kreutzer
Location: Harpoint Observatory, Austria
Date: March 9, 1997

OES-lCCCD11. Unsharp mask, rotation-gradient composite.


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Observer: Dave Kodama
Location: Anza, California
Date: March 9, 1997

This photo is a 7 minute exposure on Kodak Ektachrome Elite II [Image] (ISO 100, unhypered) slide film shot through a Nikkor 135 mm f/3.5 lens wide open. No moon was present.


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Observer: Matt Morgan
Location: Lookout Mountain, Colorado
Date: March 9, 1997

All images taken with Kodak Gold 400. The first image is a 6 minute exposure with a 135mm lens @ f/2.8. The second image is a 5 minute exposure with a 135mm lens @ f/2.8. The third image is a 6 miute exposure with a 50mm lens @ f/1.7.


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Observer: Yvan Dutil
Location: Mt. Megantic Observatory, Quebec, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997

Fujicolor Super G Plus 800 with an unguided 28 mm f/3.5 and the exposure time was about 50 sec.


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Observer: Michael Mirjahangir
Location: Anza, California
Date: March 9, 1997

1. 30sec at f/1.9 guided 50mm lens, Fuji 800.

2. 6min at f/2.8 guided 50mm lens Fuji 800.


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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 9, 1997 03:29 UT

False-color image of comet Hale-Bopp, obtained in the light of singly-ionized water ions with 2.8/180mm lens, CCD and narrow-band H2O+ filter, centered at 620nm (FWHM=10nm). Exposure time was 5 minutes. The field of view is 3.8ox2.5o.


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Observers: Herman Mikuz, B. Kambic
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 9, 1997 03:37-03:50 UT

Color image of comet Hale-Bopp obtained with 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera and Fujicolor 400 SG+ film. The field of view is about 5x3.5 deg.


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: March 9, 1997 04:14:38-04:17:00 UT

(T) 173/1050 mm in focus.


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Observer: Milan Kment
Location: Ceska Trebova, Czech Republic
Date: March 9, 1997 04:15, 04:20 UT

Konica VX-400 color negative film, Nikon FM-2, 2.8/28mm lens, exp.time 45 seconds.


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Observer: Udo Zlender
Location: Bonn, Germany
Date: March 9, 1997 04:32:59-04:39:28 UT

Camera: OES-LCCD14 2x2 pixel binning mode , 12 bits AD-resolution
Telescope: 1760mm F/6.3 Celestron C11 with focal reducer
Tracking: automatic on Losmandy G11
Outside temp: 3 deg Celsius
Filter: None
CCD-temp: -4 deg Celsius
Orientation: North is up

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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: March 9, 1997 04:50-05:30 UT

Drawings made with (T) 173/1050mm.


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: March 9, 1997 04:55-05:30 UT


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Observer: Fred Wehner
Location: Hochstetten, Germany
Date: March 9, 1997 5:15 CET

The first image is taken with a Pentax 1:1.4 50mm on Kodak Tri-X-Pan with 25 sec exposure time.
The 2nd images is taken with a Pentax 1:2.5 200mm on Kodak Tri-X-Pan and 10 sec exp. time.


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Observer: Philippe Demoulin
Location: Oppagne, Durbuy, Belgium
Date: March 9, 1997 05:26 UT

Lens: 29 mm at f/2.8. Exposure time about 1 minute. Film Fujicolor 1600 ASA.


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Observer: Peter Michaud
Location: Makapu'u Beach Park, Hawaii
Date: March 9, 1997 06:30-06:38

Image taken using a 180mm Nikkor lens with Kodak Gold 400 film.


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Observer: Stephane Potvin
Location: St-luc Dorchester, Quebec, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997 06:37 UT

Exposure at prime focus of a refractor 6" f7 Astro-physic's.


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Observer: Joao Porto
Location: Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands
Date: March 9, 1997 07:15 UT


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Observer: Michael Boschat
Location: Near Halifax City, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997 08:45 UT

Exposure was 30 seconds on 400 ASA no-name brand film. Camera was a Zenit-B 58mm lens at f/2. The temperature was -25C with a strong north wind causing windchill of about -30C. In upper right is Deneb and the North American Nebula.


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Observer: Peter Nelson
Location: Rowley, Massachusetts
Date: March 9, 1997 09:15 UT

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 lens, 2 minute exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film.


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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.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: March 9, 1997 09:27:20, 09:34:00 UT

The first image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 20 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The second image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. 5 sec exposure. The field of view is 7.3 X 5.5 .


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Observer: Denis Bergeron
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997 09:30 UT

Image of nuclei of Hale-Bopp comet taken with a Meade SCT 10" F5 (FL:1275mm). I use a CCD camera SBIG ST6 and a number of 10 images exposed 1 sec were taken. All the 10 images were added and processed by unsharp masking. The blue color of the comet were added to increase the look and are not the real color of Hale-Bopp. The image is very similar as we can see now when you observe Hale-Bopp with a telescope.


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Observers: Jay Edwards, George Normandin, Joe Guth
Location: Kopernik Space Education Center, Vestal, New York
Date: March 9, 1997 09:30-10:30 UT

Instruments: 50 MM, f1.4 lens on a tripod, 
             8-inch, f/1.5 Schmidt Camera piggyback on a C-14,
             20 inch, f/8.1 Ritchey-Chretien at prime focus.

Exposure:    50 MM - 1 Min. on hypered 800 Fugi
             8-inch, f/1.5 - 1 Min. on hypered Kodak PPF 400
             20-inch, f/8.1 - 2 Mins. On hypered 800 Fugi

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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 9, 1997 09:43 UT

First image is a 300 second exposure of comet Hale-Bopp. A 12 inch Maksutov telescope, working at a focal ratio of f5 was used with an SBIG ST8 CCD camera and a Lumicon Swann Band filter. Second image is a 300 second exposure started at 04:43:18 It has been flat fielded and dark subtracted. Exposure made through a lumicon swann band filter. Third image is a false colour version of the original image Fourth image is a 300 second image of Hale Bopp obtained using a Kodak Aero Ektar lens working at f5. A blue filter was in the optical train. Field of view approximately 3 degrees square.


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Observer: Serge Lavoie
Location: Rawdon, Quebec, Canada
Date: March 9, 1997 09:45 UT

Photograph taken with a 72 mm lens of 135mm at F: 3.2. Kodak gold 400 a.s.a. 5 minutes.


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Observer: Joe Roberts
Location: Blanford, Massachusetts
Date: March 9, 1997 10:00 UT

Celestron CG-11 telescope (with focal reducer yielding 1765mm @ F6.3). Exposure was about 10 seconds on Fuji Super 800G film.


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Observers: Jay Edwards, George Normandin, Joe Guth
Location: Kopernik Space Education Center, Vestal, New York
Date: March 9, 1997 10:00 UT

Instruments: 20 inch, f/8.1 Ritchey-Chretien at prime focus. Exposure: Approx. 2 Mins. On Hypered 800 Fugi.


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Observer: Jim Powers
Location: Livermore, California
Date: March 9, 1997 10:05 UT

Photo was taken with Fuji 400 film, exposure 5 min. The camera (70mm lens) was piggybacked on a telescope. Longer exposures bring out the blue ionization tail.


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Observer: Susan Carroll
Location: LaBelle, Florida
Date: March 9, 1997 10:10 UT

Fuji 800 Super G; 205mm lens at f/4.5, unguided 10 min. exposure, re-processed to show detail in ion tail.


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Observer: David Lynch
Location: Puckett Observatory, Mountain Town, Georgia
Date: March 9, 1997 10:20 UT

Exposure 8 minutes on PJM-640 through a 135mm Soligor F2.8@4.0 with a Minus Violet filter. Shot through a thin layer of clouds.


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Observer: John Pane
Location: Economy, Pennsylvania
Date: March 9, 1997 10:20 UT

35mm SLR camera on a fixed tripod, 50mm lens at f/2.0, Kodak Ektachrome EPH-1600 slide film, 30 second exposure.


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Observer: Paul Gitto
Location: Arcturus Observatory, Pine Barrens of Whiting, New Jersey
Date: March 9, 1997 10:25 UT

This is a composite series of 2 sec. exps. taken through a 23A red filter, 10" Lx200 @F/3.3, Pictor 416 CCD, dark frame corrected.


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Observer: John Sabia
Location: Keystone Observatory, Fleetvile, Pennsylvania
Date: March 9, 1997 10:30 UT

Instrument: 9.5 inch (24.13cm) f/15 Alvan Clark refractor The image is a positive projection of EFR / 40. A 30 second exposure on Kodak Royaly Gold 1000 film. Scanned and processe with Photoshop software. The detail of the inner coma is clearly visible on the prints.


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Observer: Nick Campitelli
Location: Crabtree, Pennsylvania
Date: March 9, 1997 10:35, 10:38 UT

The first was taken using a 300mm lens at f/4, and Fugi 800 Super G plus. The exposure time was for 60 seconds. The second was taken using a 300mm lens at f/4, and Fugi 800 Super G plus. The exposure was for 60 seconds.


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Observer: Francis Graham
Location: Christine Alley Observatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: March 9, 1997 10:50 UT

Sketch of Comet Hale-Bopp, 16 cm.f/15 refractor, 20 mm ocular, south up.


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Observer: Francis Graham
Location: Christine Alley Observatory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date: March 9, 1997 10:53 UT

55 mm f/1.8 30 sec. with 2X teleextender, ASA 400.


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Observers: Alex Wurden, Glen Wurden
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Date: March 9, 1997 12:02, 11:43 UT

This is our personal favorite photo, to date. We used an Olympus 300 mm f4.5 lens, ASA 400 Kodak PPF film, guided for a 10-minute exposure on the comet head. Also, Comet Hale-Bopp using a smaller Olympus 135 mm lens at f4, for a 7 minute exposure, starting at 4:43 AM, which shows more of the tail.


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Observer: Wil Milan
Location: Table Mesa, Arizona
Date: March 9, 1997 11:55 UT

Taken with a 200mm telephoto lens at f/4 piggybacked on a Super Polaris mount, unhypered Fujicolor G800 film, 20-minute exposure.


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Observer: Tim Jensen
Location: Roosevelt Lake, Arizona
Date: March 9, 1997 12:00 UT

The photo is a 10 minute exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 1000 ASA film using a 200mm lens on a Minolta X700 camera piggybacked on my C8.


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Observer: Joseph J. Barti
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Date: March 9, 1997 12:00 UT

Camera: Cannon AE-1
Lens: 50-70mm Sorry, I forgot which :)
Film: Fuji SuperG 1600
Exposure: ~30 Seconds

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Observer: Todd Norman Creamer
Location: White Mountain Research Station, Bishop, California
Date: March 9, 1997 12:15 UT

This photo was taken with a Cannon AE-1, 50mm f/1.8 lens, about 50 seconds on a stationary tripod with Kodak P3200 black & white film.


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Observer: Bill Whiddon
Location: Red Rock Canyon State Park, California
Date: March 9, 1997 12:15 UT

A 10 min exposure on Fuji 800 with a 300mm f/4.


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Observer: Tom Polakis
Location: Arizona City, Arizona
Date: March 9, 1997 12:15 UT

Drawing made using a 20-inc 165x 30'.


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Observer: Tim Robertson
Location: Templin Highway, California
Date: March 9, 1997 12:43 UT

One is a 50mm, 3 minute photo; the other is a 4 minute 300mm photo. Both I used Fuji 400 film.


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Observer: Bryan Butcher
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Date: March 9, 1997 13:00 UT

Drawing of Comet Hale-Bopp.


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Observer: Kosegaki Yasutoshi
Location: Karuizawa, Japan
Date: March 9, 1997 13:30 UT

50mm lens f/1.2 ,105mm lens f/4 , Meade 2080/lx3 ,using Fuji 1600 print film. Exposition time: not guide , about 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 10 seconds.


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Observer: Gianluca Masi
Location: Ceccano, Italy
Date: March 9, 1997 17:57-18:11 UT

All the images have been log-scaled. Reflector 15 cm f/5 CCD SBIG ST-7.


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Observer: Gianluca Masi
Location: Ceccano, Italy
Date: March 9, 1997 18:15 UT

I have log-scaled the image using a software done by me. Reflector 15 cm f/5 CCD SBIG ST-7.


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Observer: Gianluca Masi
Location: Ceccano, Italy
Date: March 9, 1997 18:11 UT

Image has been log-scaled and uses pseudocolors to underline the brightness levels of the coma. Reflector 15 cm f/5 CCD SBIG ST-7. Location: Ceccano (FR) Italy, 213 meters above sea level.


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Observer: Krzysztof Petrykowski
Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Date: March 9, 1997 18:15 UT

Praktica MTL3, lens 50mm, F=1.2, Konica V100, exp. 20sec.


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Observers: H. Fukushima, D. Kinoshita
Location: National Astronomy Observatory, Japan
Date: March 9, 1997 19:33, 19:55 UT

Images taken with 180mm camera lens.


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Observers: Alessandro Dimai, Giuseppe Menardi
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: March 10, 1997

Image taken with a Takahashi 102 mm f/6, exp. 6' (Kodak Express Gold 400 II hyper.) from Col Druscie Observatory. The comet was of magnitude -0.5 with a naked eye visible ion tail of ~14 deg. and a diffuse dust tail of ~6 deg.


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Observer: Bob Yen
Location: Mojave Desert, California
Date: March 10, 1997

First image is a long telephoto shot, using a 6x7 camera on an AstroPhysics 610mm f6 lens w/field-flattener (Traveler). Second image is a telephoto shot, using a 6x7 camera & 75mm/4.5 lens stopped down to f4.


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Observer: Richard Tucker
Location: Wolcott, Connecticut
Date: March 10, 1997

Minolta x-7 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens for 45 seconds using fuji asa/200 film.


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Observer: Dominique Dierick
Location: Dirk De la Marche, Belgium
Date: March 10, 1997

Images taken using Nikor equipment and Fuji SG-800 and hypered PJM-2 film.


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Observer: David Bishop
Location: Hilton, New York
Date: March 10, 1997

1. Image taken at prime focus in my 6" F/5 MTS telescope. 2:30 exposure on Kodak PPF 400 film.

2. 1:30 exposure on Kodak PPF film with a 50mm lens at F/2.

3. 1 minute exposure just as the sun sat. Taken with Kodak PPF 400 film and a 50mm lens at F/2.


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Observer: Casper ter Kuile
Location: Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
Date: March 10, 1997

Canon T-90 with Command-Back 90 and Canon 1.2/55 mm aspherical at full aperture; exposuretime 30 seconds on Fuji GS800, estimated visual magnitude -0.2.


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Observer: Tom Randall
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York
Date: March 10, 1997

Kodak 1000 film, 100mm lens at F4, Pentax K-1000.


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Observer: Rainer Timm
Location: Gilching, Germany
Date: March 10, 1997 02:15 UT

Nikon EM, Nikkor 50mm f1,4 25sec.


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Observer: Maksym Kerdan
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Date: March 10, 1997 02:28, 02:35 UT

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

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


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Observer: Jan Vesely
Location: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Date: March 10, 1997 02:51:41 UT

The image is mosaic of 16 snapshots made by photographic lens 4/300 and CCD camera PixCel 255. First exposure started 1997 March 10 at 02:51:41 UT. Exposure times are 60 seconds. Original images were log scaled and then co-added to final mosaic.


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Observer: Pavel Kubicek
Location: Observatory and Planetarium, Teplice, Czech Republic
Date: March 10, 1997 03:10 UT


First image is a composite of sixteen original, processed images, 15 seconds each with 150mm (6") Maksutov - Cassegrain f/15 + Barlow lens 1.3x and Cookbook 245 CCD camera. Second image is processed and zoomed 8 seconds exposure taken at 4:00 UT with the same equipment and it clearly shows the source of envelopes.

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Observer: Rainer Timm
Location: Spitzingsee, Bavarie, Germany
Date: March 10, 1997 03:15 UT

Nikom EM 50mm f1,4, Kodak Panther EPH 1600, 25 sec.


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Observer: Rainer Timm
Location: Spitzingsee Bavarie, Germany
Date: March 10, 1997 03:15-04:00 UT

Images taken with a Nikon EM, Nikkor 50mm f1,4 on Kodak Panther EPH 1600x. All pictures ~25sec.


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Observers: Herman Mikuz, B. Kambic
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 10, 1997 03:25-03:45 UT

Color image of comet Hale-Bopp, taken with 760mm, f/4 Flat-field S-C camera and Kodak Vericolor 400 (6x7) film.


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Observers: Sven Kohle, T. Richtler
Location: Bonn, Germany
Date: March 10, 1997 03:35 UT

Exposure:B:3*2 40s. Field of View:4 degrees. Receiver: ToAstCam CCD. Filter: B. Instrument: 1:4 200mm + ToAstCam CCD.


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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 10, 1997 03:43 UT

False-color image of comet Hale-Bopp, obtained in the light of singly-ionized water ions with 2.8/180mm lens, CCD and narrow-band H2O+ filter, centered at 620nm (FWHM=10nm). Exposure time was 5 minutes. The field of view is 3.8ox2.5o.


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Observer: Robert Haas
Location: Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
Date: March 10, 1997 04:00 UT

Canon T-70, FD 600 mm at F8, exposuretime 5 minutes on Kodak Gold 400.


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Observer: Tim Laussman
Location: Wuppertal, Germany
Date: March 10, 1997 04:10 UT

Image taken using a 200mm zoom-lens, F/4, Length of exposure: 50 sec. on Kodak Ektar 1000.


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Observer: Udo Zlender
Location: Bonn, Germany
Date: March 10, 1997 04:25-04:37 UT

Camera: OES-LCCD14 2x2 pixel binning mode , 12 bits AD-resolution
Lens: tele photo 200mm F/4 Nikkor
Tracking: automatic on Losmandy G11
Outside temp: 3 deg Celsius
Filter: None
CCD-temp: -4 deg Celsius
Orientation: North is up

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Observer: Siebren Klein
Location: Eindhoven, Portugal
Date: March 10, 1997 04:40 UT

Exposed with 50 mm f/2 for 20 sec.


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Observer: Boyd Poteet
Location: Hennessey, Oklahoma
Date: March 10, 1997 05:03-05:08 AM

200mm f5.6, Fujicolor 1600.


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Observer: Pedro Re
Location: Portugal
Date: March 10, 1997 05:37 UT


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Observer: Seibren Klein
Location: Eindhoven, Portugal
Date: March 10, 1997 05:45 UT

50 mm f/2, 20 & 60 second exposures.


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Observer: Glenn French
Location: Arlington, Massachusetts
Date: March 10, 1997 09:15 UT

Image taken using a 90mm f5.6 Maksutov-Cassegrain piggybacked on a Celestar8. 2 minute exposure.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 10, 1997 09:27-10:28 UT

First image is a five minute (300 second) exposure of comet Hale-Bopp. A 12 inch Maksutov telescope, working at a focal ratio of f5 was used with an SBIG ST8 CCD camera and a Lumicon Swann Band filter. Second image is the original 300 second exposure used to make the top image on this page. It has been flat fielded and dark subtracted. Third image is a false colour version of the 2nd image. Fourth image is a 300 second exposure second exposure started at 05:28:23 EST, was taken through a 12 inch Maksutov telescope, working at f5. A blue filter was also in the optical train.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: March 10, 1997 09:44:21, 09:50:16 UT

The first mage was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 15 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min. The second image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. 5 sec exposure. The field of view is 7.3 X 5.5 .


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Observer: James C. Wallace II
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Date: March 10, 1997 10:45-11:02 UT

All images taken in Terre Haute, IN using a 35mm tri-pod mounted camera, a 28mm-85mm zoom lens, Fujicolor HG1600 ASA film at 30 second exposures.


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Observer: Brett Sloan
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Date: March 10, 1997 11:30 UT

Image was shot with Pentax Spotmatic Fw 200mm telephoto. Kodak Ektapress 1600 ~5-10 sec exposure, unguided.


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Observers: Gregg Thompson, Mike DeMarquette
Location: Pyramid Lake, California
Date: March 10, 1997 11:32 UT

Camera:Olympus OM-1 35mm
Lens: 50mm @ F/2.8
Film Type: Kodak Royal Gold
Film Speed: 400 ASA
Length of Exposure: 2minutes
Tracking:Barn Door Hinge Tracker (non automated) (Hand Turned)
Temp: 38 degrees
Weather: Clear

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Observers: Mike DeMarquette, Gregg Thompson
Location: Pyramid Lake, California
Date: March 10, 1997 11:45-12:13 UT

Camera: Minolta X-700 (35mm)
Lens: 50mm @ F/2.8
Film Type: Fuji Super HG 1600
Film Speed: 1600 ASA
Length of Exposure: 2minutes    (photo 1)
Length of Exposure: 2minutes    (photo 2)
Length of Exposure: 2min 30sec  (photo 3)
Tracking: Barn Door Hinge Tracker (curved bolt) (automated)

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Observers: George Willis, Mike Kendall
Location: Little Tujunga Canyon, Angeles National Forest, California
Date: March 10, 1997 12:00 UT


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Observer: John Farrell
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Date: March 10, 1997 12:01 UT

Image is the median of 19 0.2 second exposures taken with a 0.36m SCT at f/7 and an Axiom Research AX-2 CCD camera binned 2x2.


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Observer: David Renneke
Location: Milan, Illinois
Date: March 10, 1997 13:02 UT

This was a 0.2 second exposure taken with an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera on an Meade 8" telescope.The size of the photo is 28' x 18'.


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Observer: Wolfgang Rafelt
Location: Arnsdorf b. Dresden, Germany
Date: March 10, 1997 18:10 UT

The picture is a simple drawing with Binocular 15x110. It shows a visible field of 2 degrees and the stars limit are 9 mag.


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Observer: Maurizio Eltri
Location: Venice, Italy
Date: March 10, 1997 18:11 UT


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Observer: Keiichi Maeda
Location: Kiyokawa-mura, Kanagawa, Japan
Date: March 10, 1997 19:40 UT

Minolta a-7xi / 200mm F2.8, exposed 20sec at F2.8 without guide, Fujicolor Super G Ace800.


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Observer: Jeremy Chapple
Location: Bristol, England
Date: March 10, 1997 19:45 UT

Drawing made using a 4 inch SCT x66.


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ron@jpl.nasa.gov

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