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Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)

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Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) at epoch 14 September 2008 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454724.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99496070
Orbit inclination i 89.21708989°
Perihelion distance q 0.91741434 AU
137,243,232 km
Aphelion distance Q 363.18652635 AU
54,331,931,118 km
Semi-major axis a 182.05197035 AU
27,234,587,175 km
Orbital period period 2,456.4100 years
897,204.6223 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1997-Mar-30 22:30:30
2,450,538.4378 JD
Next perihelion transit 4453-Sep-15 13:26
3,347,743.0602 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 130.66202052642°
Longitude of the ascending node node 282.9487539424°
Mean anomaly M 1.6796417864261°
Mean motion n 0.00040125°/day

Visualization of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
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Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 00h 05m 57s -84° 31’ 54” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 18 00h 06m 28s -84° 32’ 59” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 19 00h 06m 56s -84° 34’ 05” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 20 00h 07m 26s -84° 35’ 12” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 21 00h 07m 54s -84° 36’ 20” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 22 00h 08m 21s -84° 37’ 27” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 23 00h 08m 48s -84° 38’ 35” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 24 00h 09m 15s -84° 39’ 46” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 25 00h 09m 39s -84° 40’ 55” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 26 00h 10m 05s -84° 42’ 06” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 27 00h 10m 29s -84° 43’ 18” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 28 00h 10m 53s -84° 44’ 30” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 29 00h 11m 17s -84° 45’ 42” 25.13 Octans
2019 May 30 00h 11m 39s -84° 46’ 56” 25.13 Octans