Upon close inspection, Comet Hale-Bopp
showed detail in the gas tail, and hoods near the nucleus (not visible in this image).
80-200mm/4 zoom lens, working at 100mm, piggybacked on a Meade 8" LX50 SCT
Exposure: 8 minutes, unguided
Film: Ektachrome P1600
Date: April 9, 1997
Location: Cottonwood Springs Campground, Joshua Tree National Park,
Technical Notes: Slight trailing is visible in this image, probably
due to flexure of the camera body on the piggyback mount during the exposure and/or
tracking errors from the telescope's drive.