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C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) above the Elbrus

Date:30.3.1997 Time:16:30 UT Exposure:60s
Field of View: 55o x 38o Emulsion:Fuji 800 G Filter:none
Instrument:f=35mm 1/1.4 Place: Pik Terskol, Caucasus Observer:T. Credner

This is Comet Hale-Bopp at the evening sky, seen from the Pik Terskol Observatory in the northern Caucasus (Russia, Kabardino-Balkaria). The comet appeared just above the Elbrus, which is with 5642m altitude the highest mountain of the Caucasus and, if you put this area to Europe, even the highest mountain of Europe.
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