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Kodama Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Dave Kodama
Location: Anza, California
Date: March 2, 1997 12:00 UT

The first photo is a 7 minute exposure on Kodak Ektachrome Elite II [Image] (ISO 100, unhypered) slide film shot through a Nikkor 135 mm f/3.5 lens wide open. The quarter moon was about 90 degrees away in the sky (3/2/97, ~4 AM). This photo was taken at the Orange County Astronomers' observing site near Anza, CA.

The second photo is a simultaneous f/6 prime focus shot taken using a CG-11 and Ektachrome Elite II. The telescope was guided on the comet, but this comet is not moving very rapidly against the background stars, so not much trailing is visible.

Dave Kodama

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