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Sonderborg Observatory Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Astronomy Class (Students - Age 16-18)
Location: Sonderborg Observatory, Island of Als, Denmark
Date: April 6, 1997 21:15 UT

300 Sec photo, Fuji HG800 Press, approx 2115UT + 5 min April 06, 1997, 135 mm Tamrock Photolens, compressed to f3.2. Sky conditions : Perfect- but icy cold winds. Notice the open star cluster Messier 34 - to the upper left of the comet-s nucleus, (position 10 o'clock). Photographed from the highest hill side on the Island of Als, "Hawk-Mountain", extremely dark sky. Sonderborg Observatory. Guided by Michael Voss, Grade 11.


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