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Wesner Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Joachim Wesner
Location: Pecos & McDonald Observatory, Texas
Date: April 4, 1997 02:30, 03:30 UT

All pictures done on Kodak Royal Gold 1000, no special processing or hypering. Some picture enhancement using LView Pro was unfortunately necessary because pictures turned out much too dark after scanning. All pictures taken using 45 mm/f 2.0. First image taken on April 3 near Pecos/West Texas around 8:30 pm, good atmospheric conditions, while some distant lightning glow was still occasionally flashing up in all directions on the horizon (very nice !), exposure time about 40 s. Second image taken around 9:30 pm on the same day near McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis (TX), exposure time again around 40 s.

Joachim Wesner
joachim@phyhost.davidson.edu


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