Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Graces the April Sky

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Wednesday, April 8, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

I took this tripod-mounted picture of the unforgettable Comet Hale-Bopp in April of 1997 with a Pentax K1000 SLR camera, a Pentax 50mm lens, and Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film.  The exposure time was about 30 seconds.  The location was a friend's private observatory in south central Pennsylvania.

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