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Polakis Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Tom Polakis
Location: Thunderbird Park, Arizona
Date: March 23, 1997

On March 23, the Saguaro Astronomy Club (Phoenix, AZ) successfully backed up traffic for one mile in either direction from the entrance to Thunderbird Park by hosting a public star party. The first image is a view from a small hillside just south of the telescope field. It was a 12 second exposure on Kodak Gold 400 with a 55mm f/1.2 lens at f/2.8.

Closer in, we see Rich Walker (hands in pockets) and his 13-inch Newtonian tracking on the eclipsed Moon. 28mm lens again with the standard exposure of 25 seconds.

Tom Polakis

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