Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
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Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) Orbit Diagram
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!
Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) 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.
|2018 Feb 11||24.94||23h 07m 08s||-84° 13’ 00”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 12||24.94||23h 07m 55s||-84° 12’ 19”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 13||24.94||23h 08m 43s||-84° 11’ 38”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 14||24.94||23h 09m 30s||-84° 10’ 59”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 15||24.94||23h 10m 18s||-84° 10’ 19”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 16||24.94||23h 11m 05s||-84° 09’ 42”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 17||24.94||23h 11m 53s||-84° 09’ 06”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 18||24.94||23h 12m 42s||-84° 08’ 30”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 19||24.94||23h 13m 31s||-84° 07’ 56”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 20||24.94||23h 14m 18s||-84° 07’ 23”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 21||24.94||23h 15m 07s||-84° 06’ 52”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 22||24.94||23h 15m 56s||-84° 06’ 21”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 23||24.94||23h 16m 45s||-84° 05’ 53”||Octans|
|2018 Feb 24||24.94||23h 17m 34s||-84° 05’ 24”||Octans|
Distance of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.91741434 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1997-Mar-30 22:30:30
|Next perihelion transit||4453-Sep-15 13:26
|Argument of perihelion||peri||130.66202052642°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||282.9487539424°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2013-May-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||34.00597060 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.