Observers: Mark Stafford, Kay Brown
Location: Arma, Kansas
Date: April 17, 1997 02:30 UT
This photo was taken with a Konica FT-1 35mm camera, a 200mm lens at f2.8 using Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film with an exposure of 25 seconds. Tripod mounted and untracked. Photo was taken by Mark Stafford and Kay Brown in Arma, KS; using a camera borrowed from Jim & Mervyl Stafford, from Pittsburg, KS. Scanning does not do this photo justice; you should see the original! Photo taken on 16 April 1997 at ~9:30 pm CDT. Apparent magnitude of Comet Hale-Bopp ~ -0.2 (difficult to judge with the moon). Visual tail length ~15 degrees.
Mark Stafford & Kay Brown
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