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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - March 1997

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Observer: Len Bright
Location: ???
Date: March 15, 1997 UT

300mm f/4 PJM 640, 8 minute exposure.


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Observer: Tom Polakis
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Date: March 15, 1997

First image: 15mm f/2.8 lens, 5 minutes tracked, Fuji Super G 800 film. Image shows observer, and edge of telescope and the observer, remarkably focused in this fisheye lens of great depth of field. The careful observer will notice a Telrad dominating the left side of the frame.

Second image: 200mm f/2.8 lens at f/4, 8 minutes, Fuji Super G 800 film. Image begins to show the synchronic band structure in dust tail.


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Observer: Paul Wolf
Location: Hanover, Pennsylvania
Date: March 15, 1997 UT

Images taken with a Nikon 8008 with a 90-300 Zoom lens on Kodacolor 400 film, exposure on each was 15 seconds.


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Observer: Allen Beers
Location: Baxter, Iowa
Date: March 15, 1997

Taken on Fugi SG800 film with a 58mm f/1.2 at 20 seconds.


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Observer: Tom Randall
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York
Date: March 15, 1997

Kodak 1000 film, Pentax K-1000, 100mm lens at F4. Unguided - 25 seconds Contrast slightly enhanced.


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Observer: Michael Mirjahangir
Location: Azna, California
Date: March 15, 1997

1. 45sec at f/1.9 guided 50mm lens, Fuji 800.

2. 1min at f/1.9 guided 50mm lens, Fuji 800.


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Observer: Michael Mirjahangir
Location: Anza, California
Date: March 15, 1997

4 min. at f/2.8 guided used 50mm lens and Fuji 800 speed film.


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Observer: Bruce Ashley
Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania
Date: March 15, 1997 00:00, 00:30 UT

300 mm lens shot on Fuji Neopan 1600 ASA black and white film. A moment of co-incidence produces a striking juxtaposition of technology and nature with the passing aircraft shot. Approx. a 20 sec exposure at f5.6. The shot with the trees was a bulb exposure of > 1 min with the same lens and aperture.


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Observers: Till Credner, K. Jockers
Location: Pik Terskol, Kaukasus, Russia
Date: March 15, 1997 02:20 UT

5 minute exposure, field of view: 7'x7', 512^2 CCD, filter: IF 360. Instrument: D=2m,f=5.6m. This is Comet Hale-Bopp observed with a narrow-band interference filter at 360nm.


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Observer: Xavier Bros
Location: Montjoia (Catalonia), Spain
Date: March 15, 1997 04:05 UT

Photo taken with 200mm, with 8 minutes of exposure on 800 ASA FUJICOLOR.


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: March 15, 1997 04:39-04:51 UT

(T) 173/1050 mm in focus.


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: March 15, 1997 05:25 UT

Drawing made with (T) 173/1050mm.


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 15, 1997 09:46-11:00 UT

First image is a 30 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 with no filter. Second image is a 300 second exposure starting at 05:20:38. Taken with a 12 inch f5 telescope, through a lumicon Swann Band filter. Telescope guided on motion of comet during the exposure which accounts for star trails. Third image is a false colour version of the 2nd image. Fourth image is a 30 second exposure of comet Hale Bopp through a Swann Band filter has been processed to reveal structure in the inner coma. Fifth image is a tri colour image made by combining 2 30 second red images, 3 30 second green images and 6 30 second blue images, made between 05:00 and 0:600 EST.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: March 15, 1997 10:01:04 UT

The image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X 17.4 arc min.


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Observer: Marcus Featherston
Location: Panama City, Florida
Date: March 15, 1997 10:15 UT

Fuji SG-800 film, 55mm f/1.4 lens. UV filter. First image: 2 minutes, 30 sec exposure. Tracked with a barn-door tracker. Second image: 1 minute before the clouds showed up. Barn-door tracker.


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Observer: Calvin Hill
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas
Date: March 15, 1997 10:33, 10:52 UT

First image taken with a Cookbook 245 CCD on a Meade 8" f/6 reflector with a broadband nebula filter. (40) integrations of 1 sec. each stacked-and-tracked. Second image taken with a Cookbook 245 CCD on a Meade 8" f/6 reflector with a neutral density filter (13% transmission). (20) integrations of 5 secs. each stacked-and-tracked.


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Observer: Brett Sloan
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Date: March 15, 1997 11:00 UT

a Celestron C8 at prime focus with the Celestron f6.3 Reducer/Corrector. Pentax Spotmatic F w/Kodak Ektapress 1600 film. First image is a direct scan, second image received slight color enhancement on the separate RGB channels in Photoshop, and third image is a Photoshop curve adjustment to break out the range of light levels.


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Observer: James Conner
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Date: March 15, 1997 11:25 UT

First image is a thirty-second exposure on Kodak Ektachrome Elite 400 pushed one stop, using a 35mm f/2.0 lens. Second image is a thirty-second exposure on Kodak Ektachrome Elite 400 pushed one stop, using a 200mm f/3.5 lens.


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Observer: Allen Beers
Location: Baxter, Iowa
Date: March 15, 1997 11:30 UT

Hale-Bopp was imaged using a 58mm f/1.2 @ 30secs with Fuji SG800 film.


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Observer: Mike DeMarquette
Location: Pyramid Lake, California
Date: March 15, 1997 11:55 UT

Images taken with a Minolta X-700 on Fuji Super G-800.


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Observer: Gary Cervo
Location: Morgan Hill, California
Date: March 15, 1997 12:00 UT

10 min. exposure on Fujicolor Super G 800 (non-hypered) using a 200 mm f/2.8 lens mounted on my home made double barn door tracker with an 8x50 guidescope.


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Observers: Steve Larson, Carl Hergenrother
Location: Steward Observatory, Arizona
Date: March 15, 1997 12:00 UT

First image: Comet Hale-Bopp in the light of CN with the Steward Observatory 2.3-m telescope. The contribution of the dust has been subtracted and a high pass filter has been applied. The CN structure is quite different from the dust. North is up, east to the left, and the field is about 350,000 km at the comet.

Second image: Comet Hale-Bopp in the light of CO+. The banded structure in this high-pass filtered version near the nucleus is due to dust, but the complex, wavy outer structure is caused by CO+ ions being driven back into the tail by the solar wind magnetic field. The ion features change on a timescale of minutes.


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Observer: Don Davis
Location: Mt. Pinos, California
Date: March 15, 1997 12:30 UT

This drawing was done using a 10 inch dobsonian using a variety of eyepieces. Drawings made at the eyepiece were redwawn in Photoshop immediately after returning from the observing session.


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Observer: John Spencer
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Date: March 15, 1997 12:40 UT

Image taken with a Canon EOS 10s 35mm camera with a 50 mm lens, and Fujicolor 800 Super G plus film. 10 seconds, f2.5.


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Observer: Bill Hutchinson
Location: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Date: March 15, 1997 13:00 UT

The two tails show their colors in this telephoto shot. Nikon N2020 180mm at f2.8, 1 minute exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film using the Haig equatorial mount.


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Observers: Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: March 16, 1997

Images taken with a Takahashi 102 mm f/6, exp. 6' (Kodak Express Gold 400 II hyper.), Tele 300 mm f/2,8 (hb1603-b.jpg), exp. 4'.


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Observer: Gregory Terrance
Location: Lima, New York
Date: March 16, 1997

First image: 200 mm Olympus lens at f4 through light / intermittent cloud cover, 180 sec exposure, IMG1300 camera from Finger Lakes Inst. Second image: Astro-Physics 4" f6 refractor, 20 sec exposure, IMG1300 camera from Finger Lakes Inst.


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Observer: Joe Roberts
Location: Blanford, Massachusetts
Date: March 16, 1997

Lens was a Pentax 135mm F2.5; film was Kodak Royal Gold 1000. Exposure time was 4 minutes (guided piggyback on a Celestron CG-11).


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Observer: Terry Acomb
Location: Adams County, Ohio
Date: March 16, 1997

Kodak Ektapress 1600 film was used for all of these photos. A home made motor-driven "barn door" camera tracking platform was used for the tracked photographs First Photo: 50 mm tracked photo, about 4 minutes. Second Photo: 50 mm fixed tripod photo, about 2 minutes.


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Observers: Henry Matthews, Matt Senay, David Jewitt
Location: University Of Hawaii
Date: March 16, 1997

Thisimage was obtained at 0.87 mm wavelength using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. It shows the distribution of Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) gas in the inner coma of the comet. The gas streams away from the nucleus at more than 1 km/sec, filling a region more than 100,000 km across.


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Observer: Enrico Montanari
Location: Monteromano, Italy
Date: March 16, 1997

50 mm f:2,8 ektapress 1600 60 sec.


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Observer: JJ Whittington
Location: Highway 87 near Payson, Arizona
Date: March 16, 1997

Camera: Pentax MX with 50mm f/1.7 lens. Film: Fuji Super G 800 Plus. Taken in the early morning as the sun was beginning to rise behind the clouds on the horizon.


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Observer: Tom Polakis
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Date: March 16, 1997

200mm f/2.8 lens at f/4, 10 minutes, Kodak PPF 400 film. This film provided nearly the speed of the Fuji Super G 800 emulsion with superior grain and color balance.


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Observer: Harry Akers
Location: Turnagain Pass, Alaska
Date: March 16, 1997

50mm lens, 15 seconds @ f/1.4, Fuji 800 G film.


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Observer: Tim Forrest
Location: North Carolina
Date: March 16, 1997 01:05-09:40 UT

1. 135mm f 2.5 20 seconds.

2. 50mm f 2.0 30 seconds.

3. 135mm f 2.5.


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Observer: David Renneke
Location: Milan Illinois
Date: March 16, 1997 01:36 UT

Image taken using an 85 mm lens set at f/4 on an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera. This was a 1.8 second exposure. The size of the photo is 3.71 x 2.33 degrees.


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Observer: Flavio Castellani
Location: Verona, Italy
Date: March 16, 1997 02:00 UT

Lens: 180mm Zeiss Planar @ f.4 mounted on 6x6 Hasselblad camera.
Exposure: 15 minutes.
Film: Kodak GPZ 1000.


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Observer: Paolo Bussola
Location: Novezza Astronomical Observatory, Monte Baldo, Italy
Date: March 16, 1997 02:33 UT

28 mm Minolta lens at f4, 5 minutes exp. on Scotch Chrome 800-3200P.


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Observers: Michel Benvenuto, Emmanuel Antuna
Location: Peira Cava, France
Date: March 16, 1997 02:45 UT

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


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Observers: Maurizio De Marco, Gabriele Falasca
Location: Italy
Date: March 16, 1997 03:15 UT

film: FUJI SuperG 800+ normal develop
exposure: 10 min
lens: Nikon 210mm f/4.5 (opened at 5.6)
no filters
camera: Nikon AF801
direct negative scan with SONY Photo Video Camera PHV-A7E.
no image manipulation

This shot was executed using a Konus 114/1000 guide telescope mounted on a standard equatorial tripod driven with Konus standard Right Ascension motor, without declination motor . The camera was piggyback mounted. Polar alignment executed with the only standard finder. Medium seeing.


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Observer: Lorenzo Comolli
Location: Mount S. Martino, Italy
Date: March 16, 1997 03:30 UT

First image: Might it be the Bethlehem Comet? Technical data: 1 min exposure, Scotch Chrome 3200 ISO, 55 mm (f/2,8)

Second image: Sincronic Bands in Dust Tail. Technical data: 4 min exposure, Scotch Chrome 3200 ISO, 200 mm (f/3,5)

Third image: The whole comet: the tail reaches 15 degrees of length. Techcnical data: 115 exposure, Scotch Chrome 3200 ISO, 55 mm (f/2,8)


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Observer: Josep M. Drudis
Location: Guimer, Spain
Date: March 16, 1997 04:49 UT

pre> Film: Fuji Super G 800 P (ISO 800) Lens: 200 mm f/4 Exposure time: 10 min


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Observer: Ismael Civera Alcaniz
Location: Villatoya (Albacete), Spain
Date: March 16, 1997 04:50 UT

Image taken with a teleobjetive of 135 mm f:1.8. Film Fuji Super G + 800 and 2 minutes exposure.


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Observer: Josep Trigo
Location: Benicassim (Castellon), Spain
Date: March 16, 1997 05:25 UT

Drawing made with (T) 173/1050mm.


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Observer: Siebren Klein
Location: Eindhoven, Portugal
Date: March 16, 1997 05:37 UT

Exposed with 200 mm f/4 for 20 min; guiding as in 400s.


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Observer: Glenn Knarr
Location: Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Date: March 16, 1997 08:45 UT

Fuji (hypered) 800 speed film, 12 second exposure.


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Observer: Frank Loch
Location: Deep Space 99 Observatory, Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Date: March 16, 1997 08:45-10:00 UT

All images taken with LX200 12" f/10 scope, f/3.3 reducer, st7 at 9 microns.


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Observer: Dwight Werren
Location: Mt. Orab, Ohio
Date: March 16, 1997 09:15-10:00 UT

The camera was guided using a barn door tracker mounted on a bowling ball.

1st photo
Camera:  Ricoh KR5
Film:    Fugi 800 G
Lens:    200mm,  f/4.5
Exposure:   4-5 minutes, guided

2nd photo
Camera:  Ricoh KR5
Film:    Fugi 800 G
Lens:    50mm,  f/2.0
Exposure:   3 minutes, guided

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Observers: Yvan Bourassa, Dominique Beauchamp
Location: Observatoire Alphonse-Tardif, St-Neree, Quebec, Canada
Date: March 16, 1997 09:16, 09:40 UT

First image: Comet Hale-Bopp taken with a Schmidt camera (200mm, f/1.5). We exposed for 1.5min on Kodak SuperGold ISO 400. Second image: Inner coma of Hale-Bopp showing one density wave emaning from the nucleus. The picture was taken using a C-14 at prime focus (f/11). We used Kodak SuperGold ISO 400 for this 5 sec. exposure.


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Observer: Chris Protopapas
Location: Lexington, New York
Date: March 16, 1997 09:20 UT

Image taken with a Pentax K2 camera, 55mm lens @ f1.8, approximately 20 second exposure on Fujicolor800 SuperG film. The camera was piggybacked on a Celestron telescope, which explains the large fuzzy shape on the left of the picture.


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Observer: John Cordiale
Location: Queensbury, New York
Date: March 16, 1997 09:30 UT

Tricolor image of Comet Hale-Bopp. 30 sec Red, 30 sec Green, 90 sec Blue. True Technology Dichroic R, G, B and IR block filters used. A ST5 CCD camera on a Takashi Flourite FC-65 Refractor and EM-1 mount were used. These colors approximate the true color of the comet. The yellow dust with the greens known as the Swan Bands of C2 in this coma (4,700 - 5,500 anstroms).


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Observer: Ian Griffin
Location: Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory, Cocoa, Florida
Date: March 16, 1997 09:43-11:00 UT

First image is a 60 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 with a red filter. Second image is a 60 second exposure starting at 04:43:26. Taken with a 12 inch f5 telescope, through a blue filter. SBIG ST8 CCD Camera working in low resolution mode was used to take this picture. Third image is a false colour version of the 2nd image. Fourth image is a tri colour image made by combining 2 30 second red images, 3 30 second green images and 6 30 second blue images, made between 05:00 and 06:00 EST.


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Observer: Sal Viviano
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: March 16, 1997 09:53, 10:03 UT

Both images are piggy back on a lx200 10". Film=fuji 800+. First image is a 200mm f/2.8 lens exposure=2min @ 09:53 UT. Second image is a 24mm lens exposure=9 min.


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Observer: David Hanon
Location: Ringgold, Georgia
Date: March 16, 1997 11:30 UT

This image is a 5 minute exposure on Sensia 400 film with a 300mm f/2.8 lens and 1.4X teleconverter to give a fl of 420 mm.


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Observer: John Ebersole
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Date: March 16, 1997 11:30 UT

400 mm f4.0, Pentax 6x7, Kodak PPF 400, 120 format, 10 min exposure.


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Observer: John Farrell
Location: Los Alamos, New Mexico
Date: March 16, 1997 12:00 UT

This image is the median of 16 individual 0.25 second exposures taken with a 0.36m SCT at f/7 and an Axiom Research AX-2 CCD camera.


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Observer: Martin Mutti
Location: Stockerenweg 1, Wichtrach, Switzerland
Date: March 16, 1997 18:44:42-19:06:33 UT

Telescope:              Objective Minolta F=55mm f/1.7
CCD-Camera:             SBIG ST-7 HiRes mode
Size:                   7.20 x 4.80
                        IR stop + red, green, blue filter
Integrations:           red:    1 X 60 sec
                        green:  1 X 90 sec
                        blue:   1 X 300 sec
                        total:  450 sec
Image manipulation:     dark substract, flat field
                        log enhance + unsharp mask
Imaging software:       CCDOPS36, PRISM

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Observer: Janusz Wiland
Location: Sopot, Poland
Date: March 16, 1997 19:30 UT

Lens: FLEKTOGON 2.4/35, Film: Fuji 400 ASA, Time: 30 sec.


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Observers: Jose Manteca, Albert Sanchez
Location: Barcolona, Spain
Date: March 16, 1997 20:01:25

Meade LX200 8" f:6,3 CCD SX filter R Exp:13.


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Observer: Jarle Aasland
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Date: March 16, 1997 20:10-22:17 UT


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Observer: Joseph Sivo
Location: High Point, New Jersey
Date: March 16, 1997 22:30 UT

Camera:   Pentax K-1000.
Lens:     50mm, f/2.0.
Film:     Kodak Royal Gold 1000 ASA
Exposure: 12 sec, unguided
Scanned and processed at 200 dpi.

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Observer: Denis Bergeron
Location: Quebec, Canada
Date: March 16, 1997 23:00 UT

Image of nuclei of Hale-Bopp comet with a Meade SCT 10" F10 (FL:2500mm). I use a CCD camera SBIG ST6 and a number of 16 images exposed 2 sec were taken. All the 16 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.


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