Comet Hale-Bopp Over Greenbelt, March 1997
Photograph and notes © 1997 by Matt Elliott
This is a digitized photograph of Comet Hale-Bopp. It was made at about 5:00 a.m. on March 11, 1997, from the James Wolfe softball fields at the end of Northway in Greenbelt, MD, USA. The comet appeared in the northeast sky at that time.
The camera used was an Olympus OM-1 with a Tamron SP 60mm-300mm zoom lens, set at 60mm. The f-stop was 3.8 and the exposure time was 12 seconds. The film was ASA 800 Fuji Color Print film.