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Fideler Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: David Fideler
Location: James C. Veen Observatory, Lowell, Michigan
Date: March 27, 1997 01:15 UT

Time and date: 1:15 UT, March 27, 1997; around 8:15 PM local time, March 26, 1997.

Viewing location: James C. Veen Observatory, Lowell, Michigan.

Viewing conditions: Twilight, before the rising of the Moon.

Photographic details: FILM: Kodak Ektachrome P1600; CAMERA: Pentax K1000 on stationary tripod; LENS: 50mm; EXPOSURE: Under one minute. Photos processed for brightnes, contrast, and sharpness in Photoshop; the cyan in the photos was increased to bring out the detail of the blue ion tail.

Notes: After twilight (with sky glow from Grand Rapids in the west), seven degrees of the dust tail was visible. From this location, the ion tail was not visible with the naked eye, but it shows up clearly in the photos. --

David Fideler /

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