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Ray/Bannerman Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observers: Glenn Ray, Richard Bannerman
Location: Sealy, Texas
Date: April 15, 1997 02:00-02:01:30 UT

Camera:     Pentax Super ME (35mm), 50mm f/2.8
Film:       Fuji SG 800, hypersensitized
Exposure:   15 & 30 seconds
Time:       02:00:00 and 02:01:30 UT (21:00 CDT)
Notes:      Guided (PB on 8" SCT).

Photos taken from a site approx. 5 miles west of Sealy, TX (50 miles W of downtown Houston). Negatives scanned and loaded into Adobe Photoshop 4.0. Levels adjusted and sharpening applied using unsharp mask. Images then were stacked (added) together.

Strong interference from 1st Quarter moon. Visually, dust tail length approximately 6 degrees; ivory in color. Estimated magnitude 0 (compared to Capella and Rigel).

Glenn Ray

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