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Pictures of Comet Hale-Bopp [Image 8]

Comet Hale-Bopp Over the Three Sisters
by John Flinn

Comet Hale-Bopp

This is a photograph taken by John Flinn. It shows the comet Hale-Bopp on April 11th, 1997. The Three Sisters (a group of volcanoes located in Central Oregon) can be seen in the foreground. The glow behind the Three Sisters was from a northern lights display in Canada. The volcanoes were illuminated by a partial moon. Hale-Bopp is in the same spot in the sky that the comet Hyakutake was exactly a year previous (near Algol in the constellation of Perseus).

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