From: jtrum@atmos.washington.edu (Jackie Trump)
Subject: Hale-Bopp
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 22:02:10 -0800

Charles, wecooks et all,

Finally a clear morning sky and I bundled up, climbed up the dark and
creeky stairs to our apartment roof, with flashlight and binoculars and
there it was.
It's easy to spot about one full fingers spread hand width in the northeast
at about 0530AM.  It already looks larger than Hyakutaki.  You can't miss
it and you don't even need binoculars.  The unexpected thing for me was the
feeling of excitement and wonder, to realize what it is you are really
seeing.  It's awesome!

Remember the very best viewing night is March 22, but this morning was
pretty awesome also.