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This image of Comet Hale-Bopp was taken on March 28, 1997 at the Burrell Schmidt telescope on Kitt Peak. It's of the dust continuum at 5100Å, and shows the dust shells. The field of view is 30 minutes by 15 minutes.
This image was provided courtesy of Ed Mierkiewicz, Frank Scherb, and Walter Harris, all from the University of Wisconsin.