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Stanger Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Donald Stanger
Location: Union, Nebraska
Date: March 31, 1997 03:00 UT

The Hale-Bopp photo was taken with 1600 speed Fuji color film. The exposure was of a 30 second duration from 5 miles west of Union, Nebraska using a 200mm Bushnell telephoto lens and a Vivitar SLR 35mm camera set on a meter high tripod. This image shown, is of the Comet Hale-Bopp with a jet airliner flying west through the field of view on March 30, 1997 at 9pm central time. The comet was located just to the left of the Constellation Cassiopeia. You can see the blue tail jetting off the comet, which is composed of ionized carbon dioxide, methane, cyanide, water vapor, and carbon monoxide.

Donald Stanger

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