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Marotta Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Frank Marotta
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: March 21, 1997 11:40, 11:50 UT

The skies over Dallas the past few weeks have generally been cloudy and offered just a few days for ideal comet observation; pre-dawn was best.

The first photo was taken from the circle at the end of my street. The second photo was taken from my front yard with my home illuminated by our yard light.

Photos were taken on March 21, 1997 at 0540 CST & 0550 CST respectfully. Location: Dallas, Texas. Equipment: Nikon F3 with 105mm Nikkor at f2.5, unguided tripod mount. Exposure: 8 seconds on Kodak Gold 400.

Frank Marotta
marotta2@airmail.net


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