Observers: Dewey Vanderhoff, Andrew Frazier
Location: Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Date: May 12, 1997
"Pilot Peak " The most prominent peak in northwest Wyoming is 11,700 foot Pilot Peak, a clone of the Matterhorn that lies at the northeast corner of Yellowstone Park in the Absaroka Mountains. Hale-Bopp is shown here making a curtain call against the silohuetted rampart on Sunday evening May 12. The interval to get an exposure from the time Hale-Bopp became visible to the naked eye till it went over the horizon was only 13 minutes. Photo was taken with a Tokina 80-200mm ATX zoom lens at 200 mm; eexposed for 26 seconds at f/2.8 on Fuji 800 . No apologies for the star trails.
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