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Comet Hale-Bopp Update



Sky & Telescope News Bulletin
May 16, 1997


Observers still report Comet Hale-Bopp at 1st magnitude, however, it is increasingly more difficult to see from the Northern Hemisphere. The comet is low above the west-northwestern horizon after sunset, but sets before the end of twilight. A brightening Moon further weakens the view. Yet the Northern Hemisphere's loss is the Southern Hemisphere's gain. From south of the equator, Hale-Bopp is gradually climbing higher above the western horizon.

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