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Ray/Bannerman Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observers: Glenn Ray, Richard Bannerman
Location: Cleveland, Texas
Date: March 3, 1997 11:40 UT

Camera:         Pentax 645 (4x5), 200mm f/4
Film:           Kodak Pro 1000
Exposure:       5 minutes (piggy-backed on C-8)
Time:           Started @ 5:40 am CST
Location:       Approx. 11 miles east of Cleveland, TX (55 miles NNE of Houston)
Image Processing: Negative scanned and loaded into Adobe Photoshop 4.0
                  Levels adjusted and sharpening applied.

Additional Notes: Waning crescent moon, but visibility excellent. We forgot the shutter release cable, so we used duct tape to hold the button down (isn't that stuff great?).

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