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Comet Hale-Bopp Update



Sky & Telescope News Bulletin
May 23, 1997


As May draws to a close, so does the Northern Hemisphere's viewing opportunity for Comet Hale-Bopp. While it is still shining near 2nd magnitude, day by day the comet is increasingly difficult to see through the twilight in the west-northwestern sky. By the first week of June, the comet will set with the Sun. Yet the Northern Hemisphere's loss is the Southern Hemisphere's gain. Depending on your southern latitude, Hale-Bopp is reasonably high above the western horizon after dusk.

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