Comet Hale-Bopp Close-up


April 5, 1997

Photographed from Joshua Tree National Park, California, Comet Hale-Bopp sails past the Double Cluster in Perseus 4 days after its closest passage to the sun.

Date: April 5, 1997.
Time: 7:45 p.m. PST.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Camera: Canon AE-1 35mm SLR on homemade tracking mount.
Film: Kodak Ektachrome P1600 slide.
Focal length: 50mm.
Aperture: f/1.8.
Exposure time: 4 minutes.
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000.

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