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Featherston Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Marcus Featherston
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Date: March 30, 1997 01:30 UT

Three pictures from the evening of March 29, 7:30 pm local (0130, 30 March UT). Taken 30 miles north of Birmingham, AL. All are on Fuji SG-800+ film.

1: 55 mm f/1.4 at f/1.4. 15 second exposure. The comet's reflection in the lake is near the bottom of the picture.

2: 55 mm f/1.4 at f/2.0. 2m 30 sec exposure with a barndoor tracker. The two green streaks on either side of the comet are from a firefly.

3: 55 mm f/1.4 at f/2.0. 4 minute exposure with a barndoor tracker.

Marcus Featherston
marcus@beaches.net


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