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Schmahl Images of Comet Hale-Bopp


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Observer: Dave Schmahl
Location: Julian, California
Date: March 2, 1997 12:30 UT

Image of HaleBopp that I took on March 2 from the historical gold mining town of Julian CA, 10 miles East of Palomar Mountain in North Eastern San Diego county. I used a 50mm lens, 1000 Kodak Gold film at f/2.8, 25sec exposure, untracked. The second image was a 50mm lens at f2.8, 1000 Kodak Gold, 20 sec exposure, unguided.

The moon, at last quarter, was in the sky behind me and shed just enough light on the neighboring cabin for this shot to work. We spent the weekend at the 'Historical House' on C St. in Julian. There was a open field behind us where I took this picture.

Dave Schmahl

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