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Credner Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Till Credner
Location: Pik Terskol, Kaukasus, Russia
Date: April 13, 1997 02:30 UT

30 second exposure, Kodak Ektachrome 400 Elite II, f=55mm 1/1.8.

Isn't there a nicer Christmas scene? To bad that Hale-Bopp has gone. Comet Hale-Bopp was without any doubt a 'Great Comet', the Great Comet of the year 1997! Maybe also the Comet of the Century.

The photography shows Hale-Bopp at the evening sky, seen from Pik Terskol Observatory in the northern Caucasus (Russia, Kabardino-Balkaria). The comet was just above the Elbrus, which is with 5642m altidude the highest mountain of the Caucasus. The snowy landscape was illuminated by the waxing moon.

Till Credner
MPAE (Max-Planck-Institut for Aeronomy, Germany)

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