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Hutchinson Images of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Bill Hutchinson
Location: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Date: April 5, 1997

I have a new FJR German equatorial mount that I used for this photo on April 5th. I'm still refining my polar alignment of the new gadget but posted this image anyway because it appears to show an anti-tail in front of the comet. Probably just an aberration. Nikon N90 180mm at f2.8, 1 minute exposure on Fuji 400HG. Guided? by FJR mount.

On the same evening as above a faint aurora filled the sky at 10:30 so I switched to my 50mm lens to get this shot featuring the red aurora borealis haze in the background. Nikon N90 50mm at f2.0, 1 minute exposure on Fuji 400HG. Guided? by FJR mount.

Bill Hutchinson
hutch@corecom.net
http://www.corecom.net/hutch/cimgs.html


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