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Ireland Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Dale Ireland
Location: Silverdale, Washington
Date: April 22, 1997 05:00 UT

Hale-Bopp April 22 0500 UTC. The nearly full Moon lit this landscape scene (and washed out the plasma tail). Washington State's Hood Canal is in the foreground as the comet and the Pleiades cluster hang above the Olympic Mountains. A Nikkor 58mm f1.2 Noct lens was used with Fuji 800 film and an exposure of 20sec.

Dale Ireland
direland@drdale.com


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