It was a clear night on the first of April, 1997.
Outside my window at home in Philadelphia was this apparition, a veritable
So, I got out my toys.
This includes a 60 millimeter 22 power (wide angle) Bushnel SpaceMaster scope,
a Connectix Quick Cam, and a 33 MHz 386 PC running Linux.
This provides 320 by 240 pixel images with 6 bits of
It is attached to the computer via the parallel port.
I'm using red text. It doesn't ruin your night vision.
Here it is.
Hale-Bopp, 8:30 PM, April 1, 1997, Philadelphia, PA