Observer: David Hanon
Location: Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
Date: April 15, 1997 02:15 UT
The image is a 30 second exposure on Fuji Super HG 400 film with a 50mm lens at f/2.0. The image shows the comet by Wilder Tower, a Civil War Memorial, in the Chattanooga/ Chickamauga National Military Park in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. The scene is illuminated by the near 1st quarter moon. About 15 degrees of the gas tail can be traced out and the pink object above and to the left of the comet is the California Nebula. The exposure was taken at 02:15 UT on 04/15/97.
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