Comet Hale-Bopp.

Imaged 2/20/97 at approximately 1030 UTC from Rochester Hills, MI under moderately light polluted skies. Sky brightening towards bottom of frame was due in small part to light pollution and in larger part to the coming dawn. Imaged indoors, through an open window from a second floor bedroom.

Camera: CWIP-S CCD integrating camera (un-cooled). 25mm f1.8 lens, tripod mounted, no tracking. Approximately 20 second exposure.

Processed with SkyPro (now CCDSoft) to stretch the contrast and show the tail to best advantage. No sharpening was applied.

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