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Stafford/Brown Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observers: Mark Stafford, Kay Brown
Location: Amra, Kansas
Date: April 29, 1997 02:45, 02:55 UT

Both photos are by Mark Stafford and Kay Brown. They were taken with a Canon EOS 35mm camera using a 80-200mm lens at 135mm, Fuji SuperG 800 film, a 30 sec. exposure at f4.6. No tracking was used. Tripod mounted. Estimated magnitude ~0. Tail length ~10 deg.

Photo 1: 8:45 pm CDT, 28 April 1997. Comet Hale-Bopp with an Oak tree in Arma, KS.

Photo 2: 8:55 pm CDT, 28 April 1997. Comet Hale-Bopp as viewed through the branches of a Walnut tree in Arma, KS.

This comet just keeps going and going and going ...

Mark Stafford
markstaff@ckt.net


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