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Spencer Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: John Spencer
Location: Flagstaff, Arizona
Date: March 6, 1997 12:30, 12:40 UT

These images were taken on the morning of March 6th, 1997, from our home in Flagstaff, Arizona. I used a Canon EOS 10s 35mm camera with a 50 mm lens, and Ektachrome P1600 film, push-processed by 2 stops as recommended to achieve 1600 ASA speed. Streakiness in the images is due to the limitations of our slide scanner, and isn't present on the originals.

First image: about 5:30am, 60 seconds at f2.8.

Second image :About 5:40am, 60 seconds at f4. The blue ion tail can be seen to the left of the brighter dust tail.

John Spencer

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