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Benvenuto/Antuna Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observers: Michel Benvenuto, Emmanuel Antuna
Location: Peira Cava, France
Date: March 29, 1997 20:30, 20:50 UT

The first picture was taken in Peira Cava near Nice - France, Long. 07 21 E, Lat 43 53 N. Elevation: 1500 m. The seeing was good, temperature 0=B0 C, 20% humidity. A very strong wind was blowing and we had to shield the C5 mount from it. The picture was taken using a 50mm Nikon lens at F/D 4, in 4mn on Ektar 1000 on a motorized C5 mount. Two villages are visible in the background and the tree on the right was lit with the help of a maglite.

The second picture was taken using a 50mm Nikon lens at F/D 4, in 4mn on FUJI G 800 on a motorized C5 mount. Two villages are visible in the background and look like the mouth of a volcano.

Michel Benvenuto and Emmanuel Antuna
attic@pratique.fr


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