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University of Hawaii Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Richard J. Wainscoat
Location: Makapuu beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Date: March 18, 1997

Comet Hale-Bopp during twilight (narrow-field photo)

March 18, 1997 This photograph of Comet Hale-Bopp was taken with a 300mm lens and a 35mm camera. The field of view is of approximately 7 degrees, roughly the same area you view when looking at the comet through a pair of binoculars. The photo was taken during morning twilight from Makapuu beach, Oahu, Hawaii. The dark area in the bottom left corner is a cloud. From March 20, the comet will be easier to see in the evening sky than in the morning sky.

Photograph by UH astronomer Richard J. Wainscoat

Copyright 1997 Richard Wainscoat, All Rights Reserved.

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