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Ask Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Bengt Ask
Location: Svalov, Sweden
Date: April 15, 1997 20:23, 20:42 UT

These images were obtained on April 15, 1997 using Fuji Super G 800 Plus film. The site is located about 5 km from Svalov in southern Sweden (latitude 55d54' North).

The first picture was taken at 20.23 UT with a 135 mm lens stopped down to f/4. Exposure time 8 minutes.

The second one was taken at 20.42 UT with a 400 mm lens used wide open at f/5,6. Exposure time 6 minutes.

The moonlight was strong enough to let me read a newspaper without much effort (I brought one to try it out) and to read the tiny digital display of my analog/digital wrist watch.

Bengt Ask

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