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Rosen Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Eric Rosen
Location: Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Date: April 30, 1997

All photos were taken on 4-30-97 at Saguaro National Park, Arizona. Used a tripod mounted Pentax P30T 50mmF2.0 lens set at F2.8 and 1600ASA Fugicolor film, for approx 15-25 sec exposures...I aso used a fill flash or flashlight to paint the cactus n the foreground..

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Took the comet with some different cactus and in subsequent photos from this day I got creative. To get the perspective that the cactus were so tall I was sitting on the ground and had the camera tilted upwards.

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To Highlight the cactus I used a small handheld flashlight. To get the perspective that the cactus were so tall I was sitting on the ground and had the camera tilted upwards.

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The saguaro and octillo are silhouetted in this picture.. the Ion tail of the comet is also still visible. I know you are probably getting sick and tired of the cactus but are neat.

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The ion tail is still visible and teh unsymetrical cactus looks like it trying to reach out and touch or grasp the comet itself.

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Pentax P30T tripod mounted, with a 50mm F2.0 lens set at F2.8 for 15-30 seconds, and 1600 ASA Fugicolor film. Ion tail is still visible and this photo was taken while there was still an afterglow of the sunset...

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Pentax P30T tripod mounted, with a 50mm F2.0 lens set at F2.8 for 15-30 seconds, and 1600 ASA Fugicolor film. Used green filter on fill flash to highlight the cactus in green.

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For this shot I used a red filter over the fill flash to highlight the cactus in the foreground.

Eric Rosen
earosen@goodnet.com


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