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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 1055328.15821h 22m 26s-85° 32’ 26”
StarHIP 1055817.127421h 23m 06s-85° 38’ 19”
StarHIP 1056287.886621h 23m 39s-85° 17’ 17”
StarHIP 1058718.78221h 26m 30s-85° 43’ 21”
StarHIP 1079497.582821h 52m 11s-85° 50’ 11”
StarHIP 1081296.473421h 54m 22s-85° 02’ 00”
StarHIP 1089078.37322h 03m 38s-85° 54’ 09”
StarHIP 1096868.20522h 13m 07s-86° 28’ 45”
StarHIP 1104288.581822h 22m 02s-84° 39’ 58”
StarHIP 1108678.017422h 27m 42s-86° 09’ 20”
StarHIP 1111965.652222h 31m 37s-85° 58’ 02”
StarHIP 1116447.353622h 36m 59s-87° 19’ 13”
StarHIP 1121467.752822h 42m 56s-85° 30’ 35”
StarHIP 1138408.630223h 03m 16s-86° 22’ 27”
StarHIP 1143068.751423h 08m 58s-84° 52’ 47”
StarHIP 1159286.99223h 29m 16s-85° 42’ 33”
StarHIP 1167177.895223h 39m 12s-86° 23’ 56”
StarHIP 1177517.938623h 52m 48s-85° 53’ 43”

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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