DANIEL SEES COMET HYAKUTAKE
On March 25, 1996, I drove two hours from my home in the San Francisco area, to Robert Louis Stevenson State Park north of the Napa Valley. From this location at 3000' elevation, well away from city lights, afterthe moon had set, I had a spectacular view of Comet Hyakutake.
The photographs were taken with an Olympus OM-4 camera using Konica ISO 3200 color negative film. For the first photograph I used a 24mm wide-angle lens - note the silhouette of the tall pine trees in the foreground, and the appearance of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) in the sky above the comet. For the second photograph I used an 85mm lens.
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