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Comet Hale-Bopp, March 25, 1997

Original drawing made using white pencil on black paper:

Same drawing on a white background:

Comet Hale-Bopp, March 25, 1997, 0:00-1:10 UT, seeing 6, transparency 5.5.

Astro-Physics 7.1" f/9 EDT refractor on homemade Dobsonian-style mount. Magnification 29x (low power view on left, field of view: 1.73 degrees) to 101x-270x (high power view on right, field of view: 0.55 degrees).

Light yellow dust tail and a light blue gas tail. Dust tail appeared multi-threaded. Color of pseudo-nucleus and parabolic hoods is aquamarine. Noted two jets coming off of pseudo-nucleus connecting to inner parabolic hood. This detail was similar to detail recorded by George Phillips Bond in 1858 in Donatiís Comet.