the famous comet Hale-Bopp - June 2006
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during its best display in June of 2006, this was the big comet..... easy to see for weeks on end...
 Telescope Nikon 180/2.8 EDIF
Camera Nikon F3, Kodak PMC color negative
Exposure one frame, ten minutes at f 2.8
 Guiding by hand, Mike Leigh of Observer's Inn guiding by eye through Meade LX 10 8 inch.
 Software Photoshop 4, from color neg scanned in with epson ??
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