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Hale Bopp 1996

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The photograph here was taken in 1996 and shows the comet before it approached Earth. This was actually a 'practice piggyback' photo, and it wasn't until much later that I found out that I had photographed the comet!

This shows the part of the sky where the comet was in august 1996. (Star charts created using SkyMap Pro.)

The above shows the comet (which is visible as a fuzzy blob between two stars). The stars are visible as small trails because the telescope wasn't polar aligned accurately enough - the exercise was to practice taking piggy-backed photos, the presence of the comet was an added bonus. The chart below shows the location of the comet.