Observers: Ron Baalke, Sue Kientz
Location: Pasadena, California
Date: April 1, 1997 03:24 UT
Image of Comet Hale-Bopp just 10 minutes after perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun). Image taken with a Canon A2 mounted on a tripod with a 100mm/f2.8 lens, unguided. Film used is Fujicolor Super HG 1600. 30 second exposure. This photo looks like it was taken in the daylight, but it was actually taken at night. The nearby street lights and general light pollution in Pasadena makes it look brighter than it really is.
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