Observer: Till Credner
Location: Pik Terskol, Kaukasus, Russia
Date: April 13, 1997 02:30 UT
30 second exposure, Kodak Ektachrome 400 Elite II, f=55mm 1/1.8.
Isn't there a nicer Christmas scene? To bad that Hale-Bopp has gone. Comet Hale-Bopp was without any doubt a 'Great Comet', the Great Comet of the year 1997! Maybe also the Comet of the Century.
The photography shows Hale-Bopp at the evening sky, seen from Pik Terskol Observatory in the northern Caucasus (Russia, Kabardino-Balkaria). The comet was just above the Elbrus, which is with 5642m altidude the highest mountain of the Caucasus. The snowy landscape was illuminated by the waxing moon.
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