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Benvenuto Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Michel Benvenuto
Location: Mont Chauve, France
Date: May 3, 1997 19:53 UT

This picture was taken in Mont Chauve 5 miles from Nice - France, Long. 07 16 E, Lat. 43 45 N. Elevation: 800 m. The seeing was good, temperature 10 degrees C, 50% humidity. A slight wind was blowing. The picture was taken using a 50mm Nikon lens at F/D 2.8, in 15s on Ektar 1000 on a tripod. The village of Carros is visible in the background and Comet Hale Bopp seems to be chasing the Sun which has just disappeared behind the mountains below the comet. A tree on the foreground has been illuminated with the help of a torch.

Michel Benvenuto

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