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Powers Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Jim Powers
Location: Pescadero, California
Date: March 29, 1997 04:00 UT

First photo, March 28, 1997, was taken at 8:00PM PST near Pescadero, CA. The magnitude of the comet is near -1. Photo was taken with Fuji 400 film, exposure 5 min. The camera (70mm lens) was piggybacked on a telescope. The blue ionization tail shows several strands near the head of the comet. The double cluster in Perseus is visible in the upper left corner of the scan.

Second photo, March 28, 1997, was taken at 8:00PM PST near Pescadero, CA. The magnitude of the comet is near -1. Photo was taken with Fuji 400 film, exposure 20 seconds. The camera and T-mount was installed on a Meade 8 inch, 2000mm, f10 telescope. All photos were scanned with an Easyphoto Reader and edited with Adobe Photo Deluxe.

Jim Powers
jlpowers@best.com


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