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Vanderhoff Image of Comet Hale-Bopp

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Observer: Dewey Vanderhoff
Location: Sawmill Park, Wyoming
Date: March 27, 1997 05:05 UT

This photo was taken Wednesday March 26 at 10:05 PM local time ( 5:05 GMT 3/27) just as the Moon (three days past full) rose over the mountain. It shows Comet Hale-Bopp over Wapiti Ridge and the cattle ranches along the South fork of the Shoshone river in northwest Wyoming. It was taken from Sawmill Park on Carter Mountain, at an elevation of about 8,000 feet... the Absaroka Mountains in the background are above 12,000 feet elevation. Exposure was 52 seconds at f/2.8 on a 35mm Nikkor lens using Fuji Super G Plus 800 film. Dewey Vanderhoff
deweyv@trib.com


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