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Comet Hale-Bopp Images - April 1997

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Observer: John Flanigan
Location: Aiea, Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: April 23, 1997

Pentax IQ Zoom, tripod-mounted, bulb exposure for two minutes on Kodak Gold Max film.


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Observer: Rainer Timm
Location: Castle Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany
Date: April 23, 1997

Nikon F50 f1.4 5sec Kodak Gold Pro 400.


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Observer: Pat Swayne
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: April 23, 1997

Home-made 460mm f4 lens on a Canon AE1 camera and Kodacolor 1000 speed film. 5 second exposure.


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Observer: Patrick Dyer
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: April 23, 1997 02:04 UT

Pentax K-1000, f/2, 50-mm with 2x teleconverter. Kodacolor 400, 60 seconds piggyback on clockdriven Criterion RV-6.


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Observer: Zoe Cichocki
Location: Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
Date: April 23, 1997 05:50 UT

35 mm camera, fuji 800 film, flashlight used with redfilter for lighting the plants.


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Observers: Carlos J. Santisteban, Francisco Villaespesa
Location: Almeria, Spain
Date: April 23, 1997 20:46 UT

Camera: Olympus OM4. Lens: Olympus 35mm F2. Film: Kodak Technical Pan 2415 (developed at ISO 160/23=BA). Exposure: f/2.8, 3 minutes.


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Observer: Paolo Candy
Location: Astr. Station Club Parco dei Cimini, Viterbo, Italy
Date: April 23, 1997 21:00 UT

135 mm f/2.8 camera lens Nikkor on SP mount + JMI Mototrak V 80A + YA2 filters (Sodium trasmission) - Kodak TP 2415 Hyp - 15 min. of exp. - guide by C5 on comet nucleus.


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Observers: Francesca Lucentini, Marco Paolo Pavese
Location: Genoa, Italy
Date: April 23, 1997 21:00-22:00 PM

1. ILFORD XP2 400 ASA, camera NIKON F4, lens Nikon AFD 35mm F.2.8, TIME 10sec.

2. SCOTCH 640T ASA, camera NIKON F4, lens Nikon AFD 500mm F.4, TIME 15 sec.


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Observers: Francesca Lucentini, Marco Paolo Paves
Location: Genoa, Italy
Date: April 23, 1997 21:30 PM

SCOTCH 640T ASA, camera NIKON F4, lens Nikon AFD 35mm F.2.8, TIME 5 sec.


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Observers: Alberto Quijano Vodniza, Juan Diaz
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: April 23, 1997 23:48:42 UT

Image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 10.0 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X17.4 arc min. Second image in false color was processed with Mira software.


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Observer: Theo van de Mortel
Location: Deurne, The Netherlands
Date: April 17-24, 1997

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


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Observer: Bob DuBrall
Location: Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Date: April 24, 1997

50mm, F2.8, approximately 45 seconds, Kodak 400. Area was illuminated by full moon.


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Observer: Comet Hale-Bopp European Team
Location: Teide Observatory, Canary Islands, Spain
Date: April 24, 1997

CCD image of the nuclear region of Hale-Bopp taken by the Mons telescope (51 cm. f/16). Field size: aprox. 4 arc minutes.


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Observer: Tom Newport
Location: Wayne, Michigan
Date: April 24, 1997

Canon AT-1 with a 125mm lens at f2.8 and a 2X extender. I used Fuji 800 plus and an exposure of 20 seconds.


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Observer: Michael Mirjahangir
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Date: April 24, 1997

20 sec. at f/1.9 unguided used 50mm lens and Fuji 400 speed film.


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Observer: Bob DuBrall
Location: Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Date: April 24, 1997 02:00 UT

All shots were 60 second exposures at 50mm, F2.8 with Kodak 400.


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Observer: Leon Reneau
Location: Milpitas, California
Date: April 24, 1997 04:00 UT

90mm, f/2.8, 15 sec unguided, Fuji Super G 800.


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Observer: Bill Keel
Location: Hale Pohaku, Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Date: April 24, 1997 05:42 UT

Kodacolor 1000, 20 seconds, 50mm f/1.8.


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Observer: Mike Cecile
Location: Fort Liard, Northwest Territories, Canada
Date: April 24, 1997 06:50 UT

1. Ektachrome 400 ASA, 50 mm lens, 60 sec. exposure, unguided.

2. Ektachrome 400 ASA, 50 mm lens, 60 sec. exposure, unguided.


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Observer: Michael Horn
Location: Lake Samsonvale, Brisbane, Australia
Date: April 24, 1997 08:20 UT

Exposure: 8 seconds with 135mm lens, f4, Kodak PJM-2 on a camera tripod.


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Observer: Paul Cichocki
Location: Mount Charleston, Nevada
Date: April 24, 1997 09:15, 09:40 UT

35 mm Minolta camera, tripod, cable release, camera set at bulb, 50 mm lens set at f2.4.


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Observer: Mitsuya Saeki
Location: Hyogo, Japan
Date: April 24, 1997 11:05 UT

Lens: Tokina f300mm F2.8.
Film: FujiColor 800 SGA.
Exposure: 10 min.
Guiding: Takahashi type-I mount.

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Observer: Gianluca Masi
Location: Ceccano, Italy
Date: April 24, 1997 18:54-19:15 UT

The first image shows the region around the nucleus. Log-scaled. Vixen SP R-150S, 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope; CCD SBIG ST-7.

The second image shows the inner region, with dust waves. Vixen SP R-150S, 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope; CCD SBIG ST-7; elaboration: QMiPS32.

The third image uses Larson/Sekanina algorithm to extract hidden features. Vixen SP R-150S, 15 cm f/5 reflector telescope; CCD SBIG ST-7; elaboration: QMiPS32.


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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: April 24, 1997 19:32 UT

CCD 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: Thierry Valat
Location: Chailly en Brie, France
Date: April 24, 1997 19:40 UT

28mm Tokura lens at F/D 4, in 25s on Scotch 400 on a tripod.


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Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: April 24, 1997 19:43-19:50 UT

19-cm, f/4 Flat-field S-C camera and Kodak Ektacolor ProGold 1000 film (6x7 format).


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Observer: Yves Dodet
Location: USC Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
Date: April 24, 1997 21:45-22:30 UT

Images taken with Pictor 416 CCD camera through a Celestron 8 ultima with focal reducer(F 6,3) and LPR filter,


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Observer: Alberto Quijano Vodniza
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: April 24, 1997 23:49:48 UT

Image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 5 inch, F10 reflector. 1.0 sec exposure. The field of view is 23.1 X17.4 arc min.


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