Comet Hale-Bopp during twilight
March 18, 1997
This photograph of Comet Hale-Bopp was taken with a 300mm lens and
a 35mm camera. The field of view is of approximately 7 degrees,
roughly the same area you view when looking at the comet through a
pair of binoculars. The photo was taken during morning twilight from
Makapuu beach, Oahu, Hawaii. The dark area in the bottom left corner
is a cloud. From March 20, the comet will be easier to see in the
evening sky than in the morning sky.
Photograph by UH astronomer Richard J. Wainscoat
Camera: Nikon N90s
Lens: AF Nikkor 300mm f/4 (@f/4)
Film: Fuji Provia 1600
Exposure: 15 seconds, equatorial mount, sidereal guiding
© 1997 Richard Wainscoat, All Rights Reserved. You may make a copy
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