Observers: Nyssa Collins, Tony Collins
Location: Burlington, North Carolina
Date: February 18, 1997 10:30 UT
Hale-Bopp as seen by children. The comet has definately become prominent enough to be seen and appreciated by non-veteran sky watchers. After showing Nyssa and Tony Collins (ages 7 and 11) the comet through 16x80 binoculars on 2/18 5:30 EST, they drew the attached pictures. They both were able to see the tail without optical aid. I realize that these pictures are not your standard fare, but I thought you might be interested. It is exciting when nature provides a spectacle that can capture the attention of the young!
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