The Great Comet of 1997
A record of the 1997 passage of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp)
Edited by Nick James
We have brought together some of the best colour and black and white
pictures of the comet taken by observers from around the world. A total
of 16 high-quality photographs appear on four full-colour cover pages. Further
black and white photographs illustrate articles written by leading comet
observers. There is also a comprehensive 43 page summary of the comet's daily
- Comet Hale-Bopp. Nick James.
- The comet of the century? Jonathan Shanklin.
- A comet observer's diary. Sally Beaumont.
- Observations of synchronic bands in the dust tail. Denis Buczynski and
- The history of Hale-Bopp and its debris. Graeme Waddington.
- An astrographic system for Hale-Bopp. Martin Mobberley.
- Daily Observation Record.
this special publication is no longer available in a paper form but we
are now making it available in Adobe PDF format. The PDF file contains
all of the images that were in the paper original and is over 10MB in
size. The PDF version of the Handbook comes on the
first TA CD-ROM. This CD
also contains the entire TA Hale-Bopp archive of images and visual
Contact The Secretary
for further details.