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Stafford/Brown Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observers: Mark Stafford, Kay Brown
Location: Arma, Kansas
Date: May 11, 1997 01:45 UT

Backyard photos of Comet Hale-Bopp from Arma, KS taken by Mark Stafford and Kay Brown. Tripod mounted Canon EOS 35mm camera with an 80-200mm lens at 200mm, Fuji SuperG 800 film, untracked. 10 May 1997, 8:45 pm CDT. Apparent visual magnitude ~ +1.0, tail length ~ 10 degrees. When the weather cooperates, we'll keep shooting as long as the comet is visible here.

About time to pass the torch to the Southern Hemisphere. CLEAR SKIES!

Mark Stafford

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