Comet Hale-Bopp in March, 1997

Posted by Rod Pommier
on Sunday, January 24, 2021
I found this printed image of comet Hale-Bopp among my old film astrophotographs. I scanned it to make a digital image from it. Comet Hale-Bopp was dubbed the Great Comet of 1997. In this image, one can see the coma, the bright dust tail, the blue ion tail, and some background field stars.

Image Data:
Telescope/Mount: Celestron Super C8 Plus with Celestron f/6.3 focal reducer/corrector.
Camera: Leica R3 with Fuji 100 film.
Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA.
Date: March, 1997
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