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"Hale-Bopp"

 

This was the best planned comet imaging adventure I had when I was using the Olympus OM-1 35mm film camera.  I drove out to Anza, California.  A friend of mine, Matt Collins, had property there.  He allowed me to park my motorhome there to attempt to image Hale-Bopp. I setup the Celestron C-11 telescope and mounted the OM-1 piggyback to it.  Took many shots, bracketing the exposure times and F-stop settings. Once again, I learned how difficult it was to wide-field image.

These are scanned images from the color slides.  The brighter red area is the North American Nebula and the brightest star just upper right of the nebula is Deneb the tip of Cygnus "The Swan".

Along the right side of the page is the scanned strip of raw 35mm color slide film images from that night of imaging,

 

Hale-Bopp
Hyatake
Lee

 

Comet

"Hale-Bopp"

  • TYPE:  Comet
  • RA: 22h 11min 51.4sec
  • DEC:   39deg 43min 39sec
  • SIZE:  N/A
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  -1.2
  • PHASE:  N/A
  • CONSTELLATION:  Lacerta
  • DISTANCE:   1.386456  astronomical units
  • DIAMETER:  N/A

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE: None
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  None
  • CAMERA:  Olympus OM-1 w/Olympus 50 millimeter lens
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  None
  • FILTER(S): None 
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION: N/A
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  22 minutes
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  1
  • FILM SPEED:  800 ASA-35 millimeter
  • DATE/TIME:  03/7/1997 / 13:46:53 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Anza, Riverside County, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  Unknown
  • HUMIDITY:  Unknown

 

 

 

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