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Sturm Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Mike Sturm
Location: Cimarron Holstein Farm, Cushing, Oklahoma
Date: April 13, 1997 02:00-03:00 UT

I took each of these fixed-tripod shots between 9:00 and 10:00 pm on the night of April 12, 1997 at Cimarron Holstein Farm west of Cushing, Oklahoma. I used a normal 50 mm f1.8 lens for two of the shots and a 135 mm f2.8 telephoto lens for the third, with exposure times of approximately 20-40 seconds. The film was Kodak Royal Gold 1000. The glow of the city lights in Stillwater can be seen on the northwest horizon.

Mike Sturm
mike_sturm@raytheon.com


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