Observer: Fred Wehner
Location: Hochstetten, Germany
Date: March 2, 1997 5:45 CET
The first two images are taken with a Pentax 1:1.4 50mm on Kodak
Tri-X-Pan with 20 sec and 25 sec exposure time
The 3rd and 4th images are taken with a Pentax 1:2.5 200mm on Kodak Tri-X-Pan and 15 sec exp. time. In spite of light pollution (half moon and dust) the Ion-tail was over 10 ° long viewing with a 10×40 binokular.
The visual magnitude of Hale-Bopp in this morning was a little bit brighter than alpha Cygnus (Deneb) ~ 1.0 m
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