Observer: Wally Pacholka
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Date: April 5, 1997 04:00 UT
Hale-Bopp "as seen from Mars" titled image taken 04/04/97 at 8 PM from Joshua Tree Nat Park using 50mm lens on a tripod, at f/2, 30 second exposure using Fuji 800. A flashlight was used for 4-5 seconds to illuminate the foreground rocks. I have taken hundreds of images of Hale-Bopp but this particular night (with 50mph winds) yielded some particularly good images of the comet. I live in Long Beach, the 300 mile round trip to Joshua Tree was made at least 15 times to witness this great comet.
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