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Bell Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Allen Bell
Location: Wells, Maine
Date: May 9, 1997 01:00 UT

Image taken with a Nikon F3 using a 55mm F 1.4 Nikkor lens on Fujicolor 800 FG Print film from 10 to 20 seconds exposure. No push processing.

Luck was with me and a bank of relatively thin clouds rose from the west at just the right time to keep the brightness of the Moon down so that I could expose for the comet and still get a reasonable image of the crescent Moon.

Allen Bell

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