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Sipe Drawing of Comet Hale-Bopp


Observer: Russell Sipe
Location: Anza, California
Date: February 9, 1997 13:00 UT

This eyepiece impression drawing was made through a refractor telescope with a rotated eyepiece which is why the comet appears reversed and "upside-down" relative to the photograph. The title of the drawing is based on the fact that the nucleus had a bright flare coming out the south side that curved back to the west producing the appearance of a miniture comet within the comet.

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