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Going retro Hale Bopp 1997

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Observer
Peter Mulligan
Time of observation
13/01/2020 - 18:24
Object
Hale Bopp
Observing location
Sheffield
Equipment
Canon EF-M SLR film camera on fixed tripod
EF 35-80 lens, Kodak gold ultra 400 film
Exposure
30sec, 400 ISO
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Thursday Mar 6 1997 05:15UT, Comet Hale Bopp C/1995 01, below the Northern cross.  

I had just been able to afford an SLR film camera and started trying to image the comet during March and April of that year.  I took the film in to Boots for processing explaining to the assistant that they were pictures of the night sky,  When I went to collect the prints it felt worse than going to the Dentist, I was just hoping something would be visible.  All in all they were okay at least I had imaged the Comet. 

I scanned these prints into the computer and Astrometry.net calibrated them.

Surly we must be due for a bright comet soon

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