The above photograph was taken in 1997 of Comet Hale-Bopp from my backyard. I had my Olympus OM-1 camera loaded with B&W film connected to my Celestron telescope. I took a series of shots, and not being sure of the exposure, timed them from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Also timing those exposures was done the old-fashioned way because I didn’t have a watch with a second hand. I had to count – 1 mississippi, 2 mississippi, etc. The film was developed and the photo printed in my darkroom.