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Bell Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Allen Bell
Location: Wells, Maine
Date: April 16, 1997 00:45 UT

Both images were taken with a Nikon F3 using a 105mm f 2.5 Nikkor lens. They were taken at the same location. Images taken on Fuji ISO 1600 print film. They were printed commercially and scanned into a Mac on a Flatbed UMAX scanner and enhanced a bit with Photoshop. The two vertical images were taken on April 15, 1997 at 8:45 EDT, one at 15 seconds exposure and one at 25 seconds exposure. The longer exposure shows star trails. This was one day after first quarter moon.

Allen Bell
abell@cybertours.com


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