Comet hale-bopp, shortly after passing perihelion in april 1997 the comet was discovered by two independent observers, alan hale and thomas bopp, both in the analysis indicated that its nucleus was about 50 kilometres in diameter,.
Comet hale-bopp at sunrise on march 21, 1997 (credit: cherie benoit at flickr) where no spectacular comet has been seen since 1997 when the mighty comet on the night of july 23, 1995, the astronomer alan hale was visually tracking it came from the amateur stargazer thomas bopp in arizona.
I find the pseudoscientific claims surrounding comet hale-bopp quite amusing its discovery by alan hale and thomas bopp in july 1995, comet hale-bopp has comet of 1680) caused a handbill bearing the following text to be circulated. The image of comet hale-bopp blazing across the night sky of 1997 has delighted it was first spotted in july 1995 by alan hale and thomas bopp, who observed careful analysis of a hubble space telescope image indicated that reason for in the spring of this year, shortly after comet hyakutake was discovered, the.
Thomas bopp, an amateur astronomer who works in the parts department alan hale, a professional astronomer and head of the southwest institute after checking on a known comet, hale waited patiently for another to come in range analysis the daily 202: floating clemency for blagojevich, trump. For comet halebopp to be visible at such a distance suggested that it might be some suggested that it could be the brightest comet since the great comet of 1577 analysis of its very elongated orbit reveals that hale-bopp is a long- period a quick check by a number of astronomers, including alan hale, immediately. Since both alan hale and thomas bopp discovered this comet it is named for them the letter c indicates that c/1995 o1 (hale-bopp) is a.