C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) live position and data

This page shows Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) (less than 1.5 degrees):

StarHIP 703000h 08m 46s-86° 11’ 18”
StarHIP 30537.673400h 38m 45s-85° 24’ 44”
StarHIP 5078.33800h 06m 04s-84° 05’ 53”
StarHIP 6207.381800h 07m 36s-86° 02’ 19”
StarHIP 1121467.752822h 42m 56s-85° 30’ 35”
StarHIP 1173477.723823h 47m 37s-83° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 1159286.99223h 29m 16s-85° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 31146.678200h 39m 38s-85° 42’ 03”
StarHIP 1167177.895223h 39m 12s-86° 23’ 56”
StarHIP 1138408.630223h 03m 16s-86° 22’ 27”
StarHIP 29287.945400h 37m 08s-85° 15’ 09”
StarHIP 1177517.938623h 52m 48s-85° 53’ 43”
StarHIP 1181198.990623h 57m 34s-84° 19’ 55”
StarHIP 10745.626400h 13m 19s-84° 59’ 38”
StarHIP 1143068.751423h 08m 58s-84° 52’ 47”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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