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Protopapas Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Chris Protopapas
Location: Lexington, New York
Date: February 23, 1997 10:20 UT

This is my first ever photograph of an astronomical object! Taken on February 23, 5:20 AM, Lexington, NY, using a Fujica ST801 camera. 50mm f1.4 @ approximately 20 seconds exposure on Fujicolor 800 SuperG. The camera was piggybacked onto a Celestron 80 refractor that my wife gave me for Christmas. Very exciting! Unfortunately the light of the full moon did not help things.

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