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Gauthier Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Gaetan Gauthier
Location: Petit-Matane, Quebec, Canada
Date: March 27, 1997 03:45 UT

Hale-Bopp crashing a town ?

This is one of my very first astronomy pictures. Hale-Bopp seems to be crashing down on the town of Godbout. This view is taken from Petit-Matane wich is 60km across the St-Lawrence river.

Taken on March 27, 1997, at about 03:45 gmt (22:45 local time) I used the light of the moon to reveal this snow-covered landscape. (Thanks to M.Dewey Vanderhoff's tips ! ) Nikon N2000, 50mm, f 1.8, 35 seconds on pjm-640 film.

G. Gauthier

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