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Renneke Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: David Renneke
Location: Milan, Illinois
Date: March 10, 1997 13:02 UT

This was a 0.2 second exposure taken with an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera on an Meade 8" telescope.The size of the photo is 28' x 18'. The moon was a beautiful thin crescent in the west. The comet was very easy to see with the naked eye for over an hour - from 6:35 - 7:50 pm. The comet was a distance of 1.37 AU from Earth and 0.988 AU from the Sun.

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