Pictures of Hale-Bopp

Taken on Saturday, April 5th

The location was Fremont Peak, elevation 3100 feet


Taken with Fuji 800 ASA film, 30 second exposure, f1.7 50mm lens on a tripod. Both tails are visible, both the white dust tail and the fainter blue gas tail.



	

Taken with Kodak Royal Gold 1000 ASA film, 30 second exposure, f1.7 50mm lens on a tripod. The Koday film gives a warmer tone than the Fuji, which brings out the blue tones.



	

Taken with Fuji 1600 ASA film, 30 second exposure, f1.7 50mm lens on a tripod. Here you can see some structure in the gas tail.



	

Taken with Koday Royal Gold 1000 ASA film, 30 second exposure, f1.7 50mm lens on a tripod. If you look for a face under a red knit cap, you can see Tom Rudkin, the only one who could stand still for 30 seconds in a cold wind on top of the mountain. In the original photo, you can actually make out the face.



	

Taken with Koday Royal Gold 1000 ASA film, 30 second exposure, f1.7 50mm lens on a tripod. This photo was taken from the birdfarm (a few feet from my mailbox) and shows the results of being an hour's drive close to the lights of San Jose. Note the little streak by the comet -- that's a satellite.



	

Taken with Koday Royal Gold 1000 ASA film, 30 second exposure, f1.7 50mm lens on a tripod. This photo was also taken from the birdfarm We've been having a lot of fun with this shot, telling people the lens flare (the reflection of the bright house lights in the camera's lens) is the Heaven's Gate spacecraft. If you look closely, one of the heavenly lights looks like a silhouette of a human form. We'll serve pudding and applesauce later on at the party.



	

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