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Chester Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Geoff Chester
Location: Oak Shade Observatory, Rixeyville, Virginia
Date: April 10, 1997 00:55-02:17 UT

The first image is a 15-second exposure taken with a 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor E-series lens, mounted on a tripod. It's unguided...taken around 00:55 UT, 10 April, 1997.

The second image is a 5-minute exposure made with a piggybacked 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor lens stopped down to f/4. Center time of the exposure was 02:17 UT, 10 April, 1997

The last image is a 2-minute exposure made with the USNO Celestron 20-cm Schmidt Camera, centered on 01:18 UT, 10 April, 1997.

In all cases the film was Kodak PPF-400 Professional color negative film.

Geoff Chester
gcheste@ibm.net


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