Re: Hale Bopp

From: Young_Karen/
Subject: Re: Hale Bopp
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 97 12:23:17 -0800

To the Port Angeles person:
Check the URL:
for a finder chart for Hale Bopp in early March.  It is well above the
horizon on the 13th after sunset, so that should not be a problem.  You
might want to move your star party a few days earlier or later, though,
because you will be fighting an almost first quarter moon.  The moon
will wash out the comet's tail and make it much less impressive.  The
best dates to avoid moonlight in the early evening would be either
before March 8 or after March 23.

Karen Young
Serrano High School