Planetary Science Research Discoveries HOT IDEA HEADERposted March 11, 1997
1997 Apparition of Comet Hale-Bopp

by Karen Meech

Visibility of Comet Hale-Bopp from New Orleans
DateComet RiseBeg ATwiAltitudeBeg NTwiAltitudeSunriseMag
Mar 104:50 am5:55 am16.2 deg6:30 am21.1 deg7:14 am-0.1
Mar 205:17 am5:44 am8.96:12 am13.1 deg7:04 am-0.5
Mar 306:17 am5:30 am --- 5:59 am2.6 deg6:51 am-0.6
DateComet SetEnd NTwiAltitudeEnd ATwiAltitudeSunsetMag
Mar 208:38 pm8:02 pm10.3 deg8:30 pm6.2 deg7:11 pm-0.5
Mar 309:39 pm8:09 pm18.7 deg8:37 pm14.2 deg7:17 pm-0.6
Apr 1011:05 pm9:16 pm23.6 deg9:46 pm18.2 deg8:23 pm-0.4
Apr 2011:01 pm9:24 pm23.1 deg9:54 pm17.3 deg8:30 pm0.0
Apr 3010:43 pm9:31 pm19.3 deg10:03 pm12.8 deg8:36 pm0.5
May 1010:18 pm9:39 pm13.0 deg10:03 pm6.2 deg8:42 pm1.1
May 209:50 pm9:47 pm5.7 deg10:21 pm--- 8:49 pm1.7
May 309:20 pm9:54 pm --- 10:29 pm--- 8:55 pm2.2

Computed for New Orleans
lat: 29.96667o, long: 90.0666oW.
Comet set and comet rise times correspond to the times the comet goes below or above 5o altitude.

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