Dinosaur’s nightmare. If the dinosaurs would have averted the nightmare of the asteroid impact disaster 65 million of years ago they surely would have become scared at the sight of comet Hale-Bopp. We of course knew that this would be a near miss comet and therefore could admire the epiphany of Hale-Bopp. In early 1997 the comet is seen within the Milky Way’s constellations Swan, Lyra and the red North America Nebula. With a diameter of approximately 40 km Hale-Bopp was four times larger compared to the Chixulub dinosaur killer. Hale-Bopp’s unique beauty emerged from its separated yellow dust and blue plasma tail.
Pentax Me, Pentax 28mm, f/2, 15min, Purus astronomical mount, Kodak E6, ISO 400, tripod