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Comet Hale Bopp

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#26 seryddwr

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:36 AM

Nice shots, guys. I still have a mental image of that comet, several really. Some of my best views were in my grandfather's old 50mm army binocs, from ridiculously dark skies. Thanks for bringing back happy memories.

#27 TxStars

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

Late September/early October 1996
Before HB became "A Great Comet"

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:18 PM

Well, OK. I guess I have to post my H-B too.
From dark skies in rural Nova Scotia.

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#29 Nightfly

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

These are some great Hale-Bopp images guys.

One of my efforts from the period. I was still using an old Celestron 5" F/3.64 RFT. 5 minutes exposure on Fuji Super G + 800 film.




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Comet Hale-Bopp - C/1995 O1 by Nightfly Photography, on Flickr

#30 calder

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:53 AM

Nice shots everyone.

Well I might as well throw my image of Hale Bopp into the mix. I believe this was my second attempt at AP on my own. I have temporarily misplaced the exposure data for this (somewhere on my old computer) but I know it was 35mm Kodak Gold 200 and I think the exposure was around 5-10 min. manually guided with the camera strapped onto my scope with a hose clamp.

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#31 Marc Arnold

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:18 AM

Was browsing the forum and came across this thread. Have not been active in astrophotography for a long time, but here are three I took...

Taken at 7:30pm on 3/30/97 through an f/1.8 50mm lense from Whiteside Wildlife, MO. A non-guided, 3-minute exposure on Kodak PJM 640.

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Taken at 7:40pm on 3/30/97 through an f/4 200mm lense from Whiteside Wildlife, MO. A guided, 10-minute exposure on Kodak PJM 640.

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Taken at 7:30pm on 3/14/97 through an f/1.8 50mm lense from Whiteside Wildlife, MO. An un-guided, 20-second exposure on Fugi SG 800+.

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#32 Mike B.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:57 AM

I have a quite a few pictures of Hale-Bopp that I took with film that I've kept online since that time. You can see the best images on my Comet Hale-Bopp Web Page.

As an example, here is one below:

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50mm f/1.8, Kodak RG1000, 24 second exposure, April 2, 1997, 2:10 UT.

#33 TechPan6415

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

That was a great comet for sure. I was working for a larger paper in Kansas at the time I shot this. Exposure was for 20 seconds on a Nikon F4, 85mm 1.4 @ 1.4 with Fuji 800 Super-G pushed to 2,000, cropped a bit. I put blue gels on my headlights and then backed the pickup away from the windmill until the balance looked right. We had exceptional seeing and contrast that night, as you can see...

In the end, this ran in over 300 newspapers and magazines worldwide, was made into a poster and continues to sell today as a fine art print. I have a nice 16x22 of it on my wall.

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