Comet Ikeya-Zhang


March 9, 2002, 7:51pm MST

In early March of 2002, Comet Ikeya-Zhang was briefly visible above the western horizon in evening twilight. Here, the comet is seen above the last glow of twilight, the zodiacal light, and the light dome of distant Yuma, Arizona.

Date: March 9, 2002
Time: 7:51pm MST
Location: Sentinel, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 on homemade tracking mount
Film: Fuji Provia 800 slide
Focal length: 50 mm (cropped slightly)
Aperture: f/2.0
Exposure time: 90 seconds
Scanned with Nikon Coolscan LS-10E

Revised: March 12, 2002
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