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Pacholka Image of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Wally Pacholka
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Date: April 26, 1997 05:00 UT

Photo taken from Indian Cove campground at Joshua Tree National Park at 9pm 4/25/97, using 50mm lens mounted piggy back on old Tasco refractor and hand guided. Camera was set at f2 using Fuji 800 film for an exposure time of 2 minutes. The foregroud rocks were lite up using a small flashlight for 4-5 seconds to bring out the foreground surroundings. I call all my Hale-Bopp photos taken from this magnificent national park with unusual rock formations the "Hale-Bopp as seen from Mars" photographic series.

(c) 1997 Wally Pacholka of Long Beach. Comments are welcome to

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