In 1997 we could see the Hale-Bopp comet, the brightest comet in this century. Its two tails, the white one made of dust and the blue one made of ions, could easily be seen from dark places in the countryside. Even from towns, the comet could be seen in clear nights, but only the nucleus and part of the white tail. Due to its brightness and spectacularity, it was one of the celestial bodies most photographed by proffessionals as well as by amateurs. It was better photographed with wide fields (50-80 mm) and its brightness made it possible to take pictures of it in short times, for which it did not need specialized techniques. For these reasons, it was possible to photograph the comet by elements of the landscape as well as by cathedrals, statues or buildings of cites. Until a new comet allows us to watch it by these elements, the pictures will remain.

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