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#1 piaras

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 01:30 PM

Hyakutake 1996B2 and comet Hale-Bopp 1995O1

 

Scans of some slides

 

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Posted 12 April 2020 - 01:35 PM

wow, very nice shots ,thanks

you could put them there too.

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:00 PM

For me, Huakutake was the most impressive comet I ever saw, It stretched half the sky (so my impression after 25 years)


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#4 piaras

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 02:17 PM

These two comets made up for the bust of Halley in 86.

 

I have not found my best of either one yet. Still looking for it.

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 10:40 AM

New photo from the past.

I suspect it is C/1999 Y1 (LINEAR), the comet is visible below the Ursa Major and above to the left of 31UMa. The slide has the year 10 00 printed on it.

Thanks for looking

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 03:51 PM

Pierre, that's not C/1999 Y1 (LINEAR). In Oct, 2000 It was in Andromeda all month. Back tracking, this comet was very near the area on Aug 5 1996 with a mag. of 22.5. With searches, I cannot find any comet in that area at the time. A better recollection of the object name and exposure to the date can narrow down the identity of this comet shown. I scanned almost all of my past film images and confirmed the fainter comets in them from my log entries. The dates on my own slides and negatives are the darkroom processing dates from my darkroom or the processor's date already stamped on the slide.

 

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 09:22 PM

All I have to go on is the date on the slide. I know I would not of waited to have the film developed, so that if I needed to to reshoot I would still have a chance to try again.

I have no success yet in trying to find a comet that passed through Ursa Major, likely using a wrong search parameters.

I found a APOD photo in July 27, 2000 that mentions C/1999 Linear S4 passing Major towards Leo. Maybe?

I see that it broke up. Maybe I did not develop the film as soon as I had thought. 


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Posted 18 April 2020 - 11:41 PM

Pierre, we got a hit on that! Time for your Niagara area. 

 

UMA_7_23_2000B.jpg

 

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Posted 19 April 2020 - 08:08 AM

I have owned SkySafari for a long time and did not think to run a check using it! Just did so this morning and there it was.
Many thanks

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 04:14 AM

I, too, in these days of lockdown, I made scans of my slides related to the comet Hyakutake,

you can find them at this link:

 

http://www.danilopiv..._hyakutake.html

 

Best,

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 11:04 AM

Comet 103P Hartley, October 2010

 

Captured on the Kodak 200 slide film through the Leica R 2.8/135, tracking with AstroTrac,

 

103P Hartley October 2010.jpg

 

 

This has been taken with a camera during a slide projection on a screen.

 

Just a blast from the past,

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 05:57 PM

Very nice pics :)

I miss AP, I used to have my own darkroom.
I'm a little too dumb for this computer stuff :(

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 07:21 PM

For me, Huakutake was the most impressive comet I ever saw, It stretched half the sky (so my impression after 25 years)

Yes, same recollection. It had been cloudy all day on the day of nearest passage, but by the evening news they were predicting clear skies. I went out from my home in Brownstown, PA, on the edge of Amish lands, at 11PM, and drove about 4 miles to where there were no lights at all. I sat in the car with my eye closed while I counted 120 seconds for dark adaptation, then exited the car with my eyes down. I closed them before tilting my head to the zenith, then opened them. Hyakutake stretched a good 80-100° across the sky! And as I recall, Ursa Major was nearby.


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Posted 27 July 2020 - 10:13 AM

Here's an Old Scan:      Comet Halley;    Arvada Colorado     Jan 1986 

 

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 12:00 PM

Yes, same recollection. It had been cloudy all day on the day of nearest passage, but by the evening news they were predicting clear skies. I went out from my home in Brownstown, PA, on the edge of Amish lands, at 11PM, and drove about 4 miles to where there were no lights at all. I sat in the car with my eye closed while I counted 120 seconds for dark adaptation, then exited the car with my eyes down. I closed them before tilting my head to the zenith, then opened them. Hyakutake stretched a good 80-100° across the sky! And as I recall, Ursa Major was nearby.

Sure was at UMa:

 

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