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Hutchinson Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Bill Hutchinson
Location: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
Date: April 11, 1997 UT

As the auroral show continues, Hale-Bopp points earthward to the Kenai Airport. This is the photo I've been waiting to shoot all Spring. The comet has crossed the path taken by Hyakutake one year earlier. It now lies in nearly the same spot on the same date 365 days later. The similarities in these two photos taken one year apart are eerie. Nikon N90 50mm lens at f 2.0 25 seconds on Fuji 400 HG.

Bill Hutchinson

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