Comet Hale Bopp
On March 23rd, there was a deep partial eclipse
of the Moon, which made for a nice event in and of itself, but
also made the skies much darker for viewing comet Hale-Bopp.
Since Seattle skies are always lit up from city lights, and were
projected to be overcast that night, we drove east over the
moutains to Ellensburg, Washington. Here are a couple of photos
that we took of the event.
|Images Copyright 1997, Cathy & Tom
Saxton. All rights reserved.
These photos were shot with Fuji Super G Plus 800
color film, using a Canon EOS body. The comet photo was taken
with a Canon zoom lens set at 70mm and f4, using a 4-minute
exposure, with the camera mounted on a polar-aligned Meade
7" LX50 telescope. The moon photo was taken with a 500mm f8
mirror telephoto lens at 1/4th second exposure shot from a
tripod. Both photos were scanned and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop.
Tom and Cathy Saxton. You may not copy or reproduce any content from this site without our consent.