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Milan Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Wil Milan
Location: Table Mesa, Arizona
Date: March 8, 1997 12:10 UT

First image is a telescopic shot of H-B showing the multi-stranded structure of the blue ion tail. Taken with a 4" f/5 Tele Vue Genesis apochromatic refractor on a Super Polaris mount, unhypered Kodak PPF400 (400 ASA) film, 25-minute exposure taken 1210 UTC from Table Mesa, a desert location 40 miles north of Phoenix, Arizona.

Second image is a wider-angle (200mm) shot of H-B showing the full span of the bifurcated tail. Taken with a 200mm f/2.8 telephoto lens piggyback on a Super Polaris mount, unhypered Fujicolor 1600 film, 10-minute exposure taken 1210 UTC.

Wil Milan

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