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Comet Hale-Bopp Update



Sky & Telescope News Bulletin
December 13, 1996

Even for those living at high northern latitudes, Comet Hale-Bopp is becoming ever more challenging to see after sunset. The farther north you live, the better your chances. Meanwhile, the comet continues its steady march inward and has reached magnitude 4.0 in the process. Catch it this week before moonlight swamps the sky. Here are positions for the coming week at 0 hours Universal Time:

  Date         R. A.      Decl.
December 14   18h 18.5m  +1d 13'
         16   18  20.9   +1  32
         18   18  23.4   +1  53
         20   18  25.9   +2  15

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