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Ballard Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Tommy Ballard
Location: Falling Waters, West Virginia
Date: April 17, 1997 01:00 UT

Image taken in in Falling Waters, West Virginia on 16 April at approx 9:00 pm, with an Olympus OM-10, a 75-150mm zoom set at 75mm, for a 25 second exposure on Koday 400 film... moonlight illuminated the blooms on the dogwood tree in the foreground below the comet... scanned with a color hand scanner, at 100dpi/16.7 million colors. I decreased the color depth to 256 colors (optimized palette with error diffusion for reduction) for a smaller file size...

Tommy Ballard

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