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

This page shows Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) 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 C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 5078.33800h 06m 04s-84° 05’ 53”
StarHIP 1104288.581822h 22m 02s-84° 39’ 58”
StarHIP 1107298.150622h 26m 02s-83° 30’ 57”
StarHIP 1118986.660622h 39m 59s-83° 15’ 06”
StarHIP 1119828.7922h 40m 58s-84° 08’ 12”
StarHIP 1123727.822622h 45m 37s-83° 44’ 30”
StarHIP 1132578.322h 56m 05s-83° 21’ 05”
StarHIP 1138077.657423h 02m 46s-82° 42’ 28”
StarHIP 1143068.751423h 08m 58s-84° 52’ 47”
StarHIP 1169828.662423h 42m 54s-83° 07’ 55”
StarHIP 1173477.723823h 47m 37s-83° 51’ 42”
StarHIP 1181198.990623h 57m 34s-84° 19’ 55”

Additional resources

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

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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