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#1 oldstargazer

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:49 PM

Going through some old pictures and found this one of comet Hale Bopp. Taken with Olympus OM-2 135mm lens using Fugi super G plus 800 film. Exposure was for 20 seconds. I think the date was in early 1998.

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#2 Nebhunter

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:59 AM

It's really neat to have you guys drop in an put up some frames when you did film. Thank you.

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#3 rutherfordt

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

Here's one of mine-- this was taken using a Canon FT with 50mm f/1.8 lens. The film was Fuji 800 Super G as well.

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#4 stevecoe

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:54 PM

Here is a shot of Hale-Bopp to the right of the most multi-armed saguaro cactus in Arizona. It is located near Gila Bend. This is a 90 second exposure with a 35mm lens on Fuji 800. Then I fired the flash to light up the cactus.

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#5 oldstargazer

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

You got some nice shots there guys.

#6 Dave Kodama

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:44 AM

Ahh... nice to see that bright comet again! We seem to have had a drought of them recently.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:02 PM

Nicely framed and captured. Thanks for posting.

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#8 Nebhunter

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:03 PM

Very creative. This would make a great wall hanger and deserves to be one.

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#9 Mike7Mak

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:15 AM

Found this a while ago looking through one of my old photo albums. I have it as taken in the fall of '96. Used an Olympus OM-1n w/50mm f1.4 on tripod. Fujifilm 800 or 1600 scanned and processed in PS6. Pretty much all the details are lost to my memory.


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:02 AM

Great shot Mike, is that a meteor you caught in the top right side of the picture?

#11 Mike7Mak

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

Huh, I guess it must be. Never noticed it before. Good catch.

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#12 Connor Walls

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:56 PM

I'm so jealous of all you guys who got to see Hale Bopp. I was only about two when it came around, so I never got to see it. Hopefully sometime within my lifetime another bright one similar to Hale Bopp will come around. Great pics by the way! :waytogo:

#13 Mike7Mak

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:01 PM

I'm so jealous of all you guys who got to see Hale Bopp. I was only about two when it came around, so I never got to see it. Hopefully sometime within my lifetime another bright one similar to Hale Bopp will come around. Great pics by the way! :waytogo:

Well if it's any consolation, I was born in '51 and grew up anticipating the arrival of Comet Halley. When it finally got here in '86 it put on its worst show in 2000 years. :) It's supposed to be back, and better, in 2061. Doubt I'll be around for that one. Maybe you'll get lucky.

Pretty sure I've got a tripod image of Halley too. But as I remember it's barely visible. I'll have to go looking for that pic one of these days.


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#14 Connor Walls

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

I'm so jealous of all you guys who got to see Hale Bopp. I was only about two when it came around, so I never got to see it. Hopefully sometime within my lifetime another bright one similar to Hale Bopp will come around. Great pics by the way! :waytogo:

Well if it's any consolation, I was born in '51 and grew up anticipating the arrival of Comet Halley. When it finally got here in '86 it put on its worst show in 2000 years. :) It's supposed to be back, and better, in 2061. Doubt I'll be around for that one. Maybe you'll get lucky.

Pretty sure I've got a tripod image of Halley too. But as I remember it's barely visible. I'll have to go looking for that pic one of these days.


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Nice! If you ever find it, I'd really like to see it.

#15 Matthew Ota

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:06 PM

I took this image of Hale-Bopp at Crystal Lake, California around 4 a.m. on April 8, 1997. I used a Contax 35mm SLR camera using 400 speed film and a standard 30mm lens on a fixed tripod. I believe the exposure time was 5 minutes.

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Before I die I wish we would have another comet as bright as this one was, in particular in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:07 PM

What a great capture. I also wish for more comets.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

Here two shots taken months apart with a Bronica roll-film camera

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:26 PM

And one more taken at Mullett Lake, MI, 30 seconds on a Pentax K1000, flash to illuminate the pines.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:52 PM

Around the time of halebopp I was only around...10 I think?
Now that I have the ability I hope that sometime soon there is a comet that rivals or even better than halebopp. What sucks is the fact that we cant really predict them... they show up when they show up we usually only have a few months headtime. The southern hemisphere lucked out two times in a row with McNaught and Lovejoy. I hope that its the north hemisphere's turn next. I cant wait to try out a large format image of a "great comet"

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:04 PM

What a great time that was for comets -- Hyakutake and Hale-Bopp a year apart. I enjoyed seeing the photos here and reliving the memories.

(BTW -- I've posted one of my Hale-Bopp shots at my photography web site, if you want to see one more.)

Thanks!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:40 PM

Seeing Hale-Bopp in far north Marquette, Michigan was what got me into astronomy in the first place. We were at the state hockey finals for squirts and Hale-Bopp was visible all night long looking north over Lake Superior. Thanks for posting the memorable images fellas. :waytogo:

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:05 PM

Here's mine, from the NASA archives of amateur photos of Hale-Bopp. 90 second guided exposure on Kodak Royal Gold 400 with Minolta SRT-102 piggy-backed to my old Meade reflector, 50mm lens stopped down to f/2.8. Caught a meteor in the image. Location: Grand Junction Colorado. Date 3/19/97, 4:45 AM local time.

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#23 David Knisely

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:28 AM

Here is my old film shot on Royal Gold 1000 film with my old 35mm SLR of Comet Hale-Bopp above the eastern shore of Rockford lake:

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#24 Dave Kodama

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

I remember seeing Ikeya-Seki when I was 10! Now THAT was a comet -- arguably the comet of the (last) century. I could see it after sunrise! Too bad I wasn't taking pictures back then...

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

I have it as taken in the fall of '96


Humm ... as its just approaching Perseus this actually would be very late March/very early April 1997

I think the date was in early 1998.


Likewise its 1997. Hope that helps ;)


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