Observer: Charles Fredrickson
Location: 20 Mile Bend, Florida
Date: April 2, 1997 01:00 UT
Comet Hale-Bopp from 20 mile Bend, FL (near W. Palm Beach); comet @ perihelion, April 1, 8 PM EDT. 50 mm lens @ f/2, Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film, approx. 40 sec. exposure, piggybacked on SCT. This exposure shows the comet in somewhat hazy skies, which added to the beauty of the shot. A lengthy ion tail is apparent.
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