Observers: Jarod Adair, Jason Brouwer, Joshua Koelewyn
Location: Visalia, California
Date: April 20, 1997 03:30-04:30 UT
These three photographs were taken by Jarod Adair, Jason Brouwer, and Josh Koelewyn, seniors at Central Valley Christian High School in Visalia, CA. They were taken Friday between 8:30 and 9:30 PM PDT (which is 3:30 - 4:30 AM Apr 20 UT). We used Fuji ISO 800 film. Each picture was made with a Cannon 50 mm lens at f/2.8 for 30 seconds. A plane flew by while we were exposing one shot. It looks like the plane took a fly-by the comet's head, but the plane was probably a mile away while the comet was around 145,000,000 miles away!
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