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Gould Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Elliot Gould
Location: McKinney, Texas
Date: April 15, 1997 00:35 UT

Nikon 43-86 mm zoom lens set at 43 mm, f2.8, 60 sec exposure, on Kodak Royal Gold 400. This is a view of Hale-Bopp from our backyard. The camera was propped up on the window ledge of the house along with a few rocks to get the desired angle. Note that the star streaks are different angles on the left side versus the middle of the image showing the rotation of the Earth during the exposure (versus the result of jiggling the camera!).

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