Observers: Mark Stafford, Kay Brown
Location: Arma, Kansas
Date: May 5, 1997 01:55, 02:20 UT
Both photos taken by Mark Stafford and Kay Brown with a Canon EOS 35mm camera, an 80-200mm lens, Fuji SuperG 800 film. The photos were taken on a tripod and were unguided.
Photo 1: 4 May 1997, 8:55 pm CDT, Arma, KS, Comet Hale-Bopp in WNW over Pecan tree.
Photo 2: 4 May 1997, 9:20 pm CDT, Arma, KS, Comet Hale-Bopp just horth of due west over old church building.
The apparent visual magnitude of Comet Hale-Bopp is slightly less than +0.5. Visual tail length ~10 degrees. Comet Hale-Bopp is still currently visible until 10:15 pm CDT (local time). Arma, KS location: Lon -94.7 Lat +37.5.
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