The Comet Is My Mistress


Comet Hale-Bopp with Milky Way and North America Nebula
March 9, 1997, 4:52am, Florence, Arizona
Camera: Canon AE-1 35mm SLR, on homemade tracker.
Film: Kodak Ektachrome P1600 slide
Lens: 50mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Exposure length: 4 minutes
Scanned by Rick Scott using a Nikon Coolscan LS-10E 35mm film scanner.

This photograph appeared on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day site on April 13, 2000. To see a large version, click on the photo at that site.

This photograph was also published in Robert Burnham's book "Great Comets," published by Cambridge University Press.

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Revised: July 18, 2005
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