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Old Comet pics- been thru this?

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#1 Stardust Dave

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:25 PM

Having run across a box in my attic, a pic of a Comet. Nothing spectacular , another Comet pic.

 

My notes don't indicate the Comet's observations or film used , just the stamp on the back is DEC872413 , likely processed by fox photo. Probably shot a month earlier when higher in the sky.

 

I can tell it's fairly fast color film , grainy and there is lots of LP - shot from Oakland Ca 1987.  Few background stars.

 

Pretty sure that it is Bradfield C1987/P1  

Got GUIDE9 and a few other programs open trying to match this up.

 

I do not know if it was taken at prime focus or a piggybacked telephoto lens. So I would have to compare the background stars  both revered E/W and normal orientation. 

 

 Is there any easier way besides painstakingly comparing background star-fields in the Comet's path to make positive ID on an unlabeled pic?undecided.gif

 



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:08 PM

"Color film ????"

My old comet pics were on Tri-X  from the late 60's to early 70's and fortunately are all labeled in my old AP film "picture album"

 



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 08:33 PM

Yes color !  ?  smile.gif           

  

Most my stuff  (Solar) I would process and print using  2415 (Tech pan?) , we had Lumicon right there a few miles away.

 

Id get standard and hypered 2415 from Jack M and his hyped SRV3200  could get a pretty nice AP from the LP city in minutes -   Have those notes.     On to comparing star fields....


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:44 PM

ASA400 Ektachrome.  That was the stuff for me back in the day !!



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:27 PM

Success,  notes for the Oct 1987 -Nov 1990 also found up there too - it's all there for Bradfield C1987/P1

 

The shot was at prime focus with an OM-1 using hyped 3200 , was also photographing M42 with a Deep-Sky filter  that evening from that washed out location.  


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 11:46 PM

I liked the Kodak Ektapress 100 myself, it had fine grain and great color..

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

Comet Hale Bopp, March 1997.

Kodak Royal Gold 400; 240MM F/4; 15 Second exposure, plenty of light pollution.

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:35 PM

I shared an earlier post of comet Hyakutake. Here's my Hale-Bopp images. Olympus OM-1 camera with my 10" and 18" scopes. 

 

Taken at Foxpark, WY on 8/11/1996, 4:29 UT. 18" F/4.5 Newtonian, Kodak Royal Gold 400-2 print film. 20 min exposure.

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Taken near Lindon, CO on 3/27/1997, 4:09 UT. 10" F/4.5 Newtonian, Kodak PPF 400-2 print film. 2 minute exposure. 

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Detail around the nucleus. Lindon, CO on 3/9/1997, 11:33 UT. 18" F/4.5 Newtonian, Kodak Royal Gold 400-2 print film. 8 second exposure through thin cloud. 

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 03:53 PM

I have a good shot of Hale Bopp on a film negative only.

They (processing) decided it was something that had gone wrong and was judged a smudge or smear so they didn't "waste" the paper printing it. mad.gif mad.gif

 

No use asking date etc as Zenith B's were to say the least "basic". Only camera where I kept thinking I might rip the film in 2 as I wound forward to the next bit along. lol.gif lol.gif lol.gif

Think it was a 300mm or 400mm lens.



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Posted 25 December 2018 - 05:52 PM

Lovely photos. It's kinda weird that something has an 'archive' feel to it even though you remember the objects clearly...



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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:29 PM

Taken at Foxpark, WY on 8/11/1996,

 

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Foxpark, that's a blast from the past. I used to go up there for the annual WY/CO star party every year.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:26 AM

Here is my Hale Bopp image. Olympus OM1 on a camera tripod.

Pretty sure it was Fuji 400 film..

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:06 AM

Very nice composition. I hope you have that hanging on a wall somewhere. It is surely worthy. 


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:14 AM

I have posted this before in the film forum but it looks like I could sneak it in again in this thread.

 

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April 1, 1997. Ektaachrome P1600, 1 minute on barn-door tracker, Pentax K1000 w/ 50mm f/2 lens at f/2. 


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