Observer: Brian Rau
Location: Miami-Whitewater Forest, Ohio
Date: April 10, 1997 01:45 UT
April 10, 1997 at 1:45 UT, using Fuji Provia 1600 at ISO 1600. 15 seconds at f/2, again using a Pentax ME Super on fixed tripod with Pentax 50mm f/1.4. Taken from Miami-Whitewater Forest, just west of Cincinnati, Ohio. In this image, the foreground and trees are lit by sodium-vapor lights in a large parking lot nearby. This image also begins to show the "split" or twin blue ion tails that developed around this time.
Comet Hale-Bopp Home Page