Observer: Wally Pacholka
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Date: April 7, 1997 05:00-05:15 UT
This 135mm lens image of Hale-Bopp titled "Passing Heaven's Gate" was taken 4/6/97 at about 9 PM with Fuji 800 film and 135mm lens at f/2 mounted "piggyback" on old Tasco 2.4 inch refractor telescope and hand guided for 6 minutes. Photo taken from the scenic rock formations of Indian Cove Campground at Joshua Tree National Park about 50 miles north of Palm Springs.
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