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Comet Hale-Bopp

March 5-11 Summary

The strengtening of comet is evidenced, by development of ion and dust tails. The ion tail features *spike-like* streamers near the nucleus (especially active on March 7), and *downwind* vorticular action with gaps + disconnections. The dust tail begins to show hints of *dust bands* on March 5, and are particularly evident on certain days. The source is the very active + productive dust jet (which the visual observers are raving about), which is generating a strong dust stream.

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