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Renneke/Shaw Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observers: David Renneke, Mike Shaw
Location: Dixon, Iowa
Date: April 1, 1997 02:08 UT

20 second exposure, 85mm lens. Image taken at the St. Ambrose University Menke Observatory north of Dixon, Iowa, using a Minolta zoom lens at f/4 on an SBIG ST-6 CCD camera guided by a telescope. The sky was clear with no moon. The comet was observed from 6:45 - 10:00 pm. The comet was a distance of 1.351 AU from Earth and 0.914 AU from the Sun. It was very close to perihelion.

David Renneke
dr@helios.augustana.edu


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