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Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb by STS-84 crew

1997-07-09

NASA

NASA

STS084-389-024 (15-24 May 1997) --- Comet Hale Bopp, seen and photographed a month and a half ago by the STS-83 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, was also visible on this mission and the crew took advantage of several photo opportunities. A crewmember used an eight-second time exposure on a 35mm camera to expose this frame of the comet over Earth's horizon. Streaking of the stars, usually associated with time exposures, was avoided due to Space Shuttle Atlantis' inertial attitude with the stars.

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  • Title: Comet Hale-Bopp as seen over the Earth limb by STS-84 crew
  • Date Created: 1997-07-09
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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