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Marotta Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Frank Marotta
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: April 30, 1997 02:30 UT

Equipment: Nikon F3HP with Nikkor 50mm lens set at f 1.4, 15 seconds. Film: Fuji 400 SG+.

Comet Hale-Bopp with unexpected visitors? Not hardly. This photo was originally considered as a cull and is being submitted with some tongue and cheek humor. The pink objects to the right of the comet obviously are reflections off the lens from an unknown source, or are they? These geometric patterns appear on 3 successive negatives exposed at different intervals for the same scene. Maybe he was right all along! If you think you have an answer, I welcome your comments.

Frank Marotta

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