Image Gallery - Comet Hale-Bopp
Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1), 24 March 1997, 04:00 UT. 4 minute guided exposure on Kodak P1600 (at E.I. 800), 50mm f/1.4. This image was taken with the camera attached to a computer controlled barndoor type tracker. Cassiopeia is visible at the upper right. The fuzzy spot about 80 pixels to the left of the nucleus is M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. This shot was taken from Mt. Waterman in the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California, elevation about 2100 meters, during a near total lunar eclipse. The lights of Palmdale are visible on the horizon.
Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1), 24 March 1997, 04:30 UT. 8 minute guided exposure on Kodak P1600 (at E.I. 800), 210mm f/4. See above comments.
Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1), 1 April 1997, 05:30 UT. 4 minute guided exposure on Kodak P1600 (at E.I. 800), 210mm f/4. This image was taken from Bend, Oregon. Note the change in the comet's orientation during the week between this picture and those above.
Hale-Bopp
Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1), 1 May 1997, 03:00 UT. 4 minute guided exposure on Kodak PJM-2 (at E.I. 640), 210mm f/4. This image was taken from the Cloudbait Observatory site. The comet is about to set, and the starless voids at the bottom of the photo are the silhouettes of trees in the foreground. A good deal of structure is visible in the blue gas tail.

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