Well, since it continues to rain off and on [for days now], I am reduced to pulling out old photos. Stargazing in the Northwest can sometimes be a indoor activity. LOL
Here is a photo I took in 1997 of comet Hale-Bopp. It was taken from my then front yard in Martinez, CA [San Francisco Bay Area], with my wife's vintage Olympus OM-1, on a tripod, with the shutter wide open and a 10-15 sec exposure on asa 400 Kodak film. It was on a roll with a bunch of family pictures and was develped and printed by a Walgreens drug store. I found it in a box of old photos where it had been since 1997, and scanned it on a low rez scanner.
I wasn't actively stargazing in those days, but I heard about the comet on the local evening news, went outside and there it was. Ran and grabbed the camera.....I think I took two shots....figuring it would be a miracle if anything showed up on the film.
It's not a great picture, but it is a reasonably close representation of what the comet actually looked like naked eye. A textbook comet for sure.