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Bussola Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Paolo Bussola
Location: Pacemgo, Garda Lake, Italy
Date: May 6, 1997 19:00 UT

50 mm lens at f2, 15 seconds exp. on Scotch Chrome 800-3200P.

That evening the little town where I live was under a terrible thuderstorm, so I planned quiet hours with my wife ... without the Comet!

Suddenly, clouds left the sky clear as quick as they came. There was no time to go to my favourite site of observation, so I took some shots of the Comet from my balcony.

On the left of the image there is MIR Space Station; below the Comet another thunderstorm lighted up the clouds and just below the thunderstorm a great woodfire began to enlarge.

No photo-montage! Just the wild Nature of Sky and Earth together...

Paolo Bussola

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