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Looking back at Hale-Bopp

Here's a collection of Comet Hale-Bopp images that Astronomy received in 1997.
Many amateur astronomers seem to reckon time from one celestial event to the next. For observers, three major astronomical events marked the 20th century's last quarter: the total solar eclipse July 11, 1991; Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 slamming into Jupiter in July 1994; and the appearance of C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp.Visible for several months to the naked eye and spectacular through binoculars or a telescope, Hale-Bopp was the brightest comet in decades. And based on the number of excellent images Astro...

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