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Salminen Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Tomi Salminen
Location: Rauma, Finland
Date: March 29, 1997

The great comet of 1997, Hale-Bopp. Notice the two tails of the comet - the ion tail is faint and blue. Picture taken on 29th March, when the comet was near peak magnitude, near Rauma, Finland with a Canon EOS 600 plus a 50mm lens. Exposure time 30 s at f/1.8. Film used was Kodak Royal Gold 1000, a print film. Image was enhanced after scanning.

Tomi Salminen

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