Comet Ikeya-Zhang with Andromeda Galaxy Wide-angle


April 4, 2002, 8:16pm MST

Here, the comet and galaxy are seen just before they set; the galaxy is between the comet's head and the top of the hill. Also notice the comet's faint blue ion tail, extending to the upper right almost to the edge of the photo.

Date: April 4, 2002
Time: 8:16pm MST
Location: West of Lake Pleasant, Arizona
Camera: Olympus OM-1 on homemade tracking mount
Film: Kodak Elite Chrome 400 slide (pushed one stop)
Focal length: 24 mm (cropped slightly)
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure time: 3 minutes
Scanned with Nikon Coolscan LS-10E

Revised: July 12, 2007
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