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 May 18||24.96||00h 19m 45s||-84° 34’ 23”||Octans|
|2018 May 19||24.96||00h 20m 18s||-84° 35’ 30”||Octans|
|2018 May 20||24.96||00h 20m 52s||-84° 36’ 35”||Octans|
|2018 May 21||24.96||00h 21m 23s||-84° 37’ 42”||Octans|
|2018 May 22||24.96||00h 21m 54s||-84° 38’ 50”||Octans|
|2018 May 23||24.96||00h 22m 24s||-84° 40’ 00”||Octans|
|2018 May 24||24.96||00h 22m 54s||-84° 41’ 09”||Octans|
|2018 May 25||24.96||00h 23m 23s||-84° 42’ 20”||Octans|
|2018 May 26||24.96||00h 23m 53s||-84° 43’ 31”||Octans|
|2018 May 27||24.96||00h 24m 20s||-84° 44’ 43”||Octans|
|2018 May 28||24.96||00h 24m 48s||-84° 45’ 55”||Octans|
|2018 May 29||24.96||00h 25m 15s||-84° 47’ 08”||Octans|
|2018 May 30||24.96||00h 25m 41s||-84° 48’ 21”||Octans|
|2018 May 31||24.96||00h 26m 08s||-84° 49’ 36”||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.