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Manning Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Jim Manning
Location: Bozeman, Montana
Date: February 25, 1997 13:00-13:30 UT

Hale-Bopp image shot near Bozeman, Montana on Feb. 25, 1997, between 5-5:30am, by Jim Manning (, using Kodak ASA400 slide film and a 50mm lens at f/1.7, with the camera mounted on a simple "barn door" hand guider (made by Brian Close as described in the Feb. issue of Scientific American). Exposure time was one minute in a moonlit sky.

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