Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) and Dome

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

I took this tripod-mounted picture of Comet Hale-Bopp over a friend's observatory dome in April of 1997 with a Pentax K1000 SLR camera, a Pentax 50mm lens, and Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film.  The exposure time was approximately 30 seconds.  Dr. Alan Hale was kind enough to autograph this print for me at the 40th anniversary Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society banquet later that year.

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