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Itokazu Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Wayne Itokazu
Location: Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii
Date: March 8, 1997 15:05-15:40 UT

First image:
Date of Exposure:       March 8, 1997, 5:05-5:20 HST (15:05-15:20 UT) 
Location:               Haleakala, Maui, HI
Exposure Information:   Nikon 135mm @ f/3.5 using unhypered Fuji SG-800
                        Composite of two 5-minute exposures.

This image is a composite of two guided 5-minute exposures using unhypered SG-800 film. The final negatives were scanned onto PhotoCD and processed on Photoshop 3. The image was shot at the summit of Haleakala (10,023 ft w/ temp around 35 deg F) when the comet was about 12 degrees above the horizon with winds gusting to 40 mph.

Second image:
Date of Exposure:       March 8, 1997 05:40 HST (15:40 UT)
Location:               Haleakala, Maui, HI
Exposure Information:   Nikon 50mm @ f/2.8 using unhypered Fuji SG-800
                        Composite of two 30-second exposures.

The Comet taken in the twilight of Haleakala. In Hawaiian, Haleakala means "House of the Sun" which is totally appropriate for this image. This image is a composite of two guided 30-second exposures using unhypered SG-800 film. The final negatives were scanned onto PhotoCD and processed on Photoshop 3. The image was shot at the summit of Haleakala (10,023 ft w/ temp around 35 deg F) when the comet was about 20 degrees above the horizon with winds gusting to 40 mph.

Wayne S. Itokazu
witokazu@bishop.bishop.hawaii.org


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