A beautiful view

From: freeman@mailhost.sd02.k12.id.us
Subject: A beautiful view
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 23:32:11 GMT

I finally saw Hale Bopp this morning as well.
It was awe inspiring as is Mars as it rises
in the early evening.  I could see Hale Bopp's tail
with out binoculars but once I spotted it in the
sky I viewed it through my binoculars and
found it to be really awe inspiring. I live at about
44.5N, 118.5W and was visible when I first got up
at 5:45 MST to when I left for work at about 6:35 this
morning.  I could see what appeared to be 2 to 3 jets
coming from a very bright coma.  It was easily spotted
on the bottom "wing" of Cygnus in the NE sky.
A real early morning treat for me. M. Freeman