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Pass Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Ralph Pass
Location: Andover, Massachussetts
Date: April 3, 1997 00:22 UT

This is a 20 second exposures of the comet starting at 00:22UT on April 3rd. A 28mm F/3.5 lens was stopped to F/5.6. A Meade Pictor 416 was used to capture the image. A bilinear factor was used to reduce the effects of light pollution and the result image was logarithmically stretched. The streaks in the upper left are due to clouds that were moving in.

Ralph Pass
rppass@tasc.com


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