Everyday it seems that some new astounding event is occurring in our world.
The year of 1996 was surrounded by such news. For example we had the
possibility of life on Mars via the remains of asteroids (rocks discovered
on the Earth ... we had various astronauts talking about their exposure to
UFOs ... we have the face on Mars, structures on the Moon, "ET" walking
around in Brazil, a large object sighted by Jupiter and many more
discoveries suggesting that UFOs do exist. In addition to these stories we
now see a focus upon a comet that is approaching the earth and will be at
its closest distance in March of next year known as Hale-Bopp.
What is Hale-Bopp. We are receiving conflicting reports about this comet ...
some astronomers say it is moving in an erratic path, not like a normal
comet should. Could it be some type of spacecraft? Recently a companion
object has been discovered following it. One of the members of
Global web sites called me up recently and said that a numerical coded radio
signal is emitting from this companion object. He claims the signal has been
translated and that it is sending to us a "Greeting" and a "Warning".
I have been reading about this comet for some time and then recently I felt
an inner urge that we should provide some information about this. If we are
indeed in the so-called "End Time" or what I prefer to call a door to a
Beginning, this type of galactic displays or visitations would be
Chart of Significant Hale-Bopp Images
The Hubble Telescope Image
Chuck Shramek's Famous Photo
Image Showing Hale-Bopp's Jets
Images Showing Hale-Bopp's Jets
2 Images from The Japanese National Observatory
Fitzsimmons/Cartwright photo - Close-up!
Observers: Alan Fitzsimmons and
Location: Queen's University of Belfast
Date: August 25, 1996
A jpeg image of Hale-Bopp obtained on 25th August using the 1m Jacobus
Kapteyn Telescope on La Palma using the cassegrain CCD camera plus R-band
filter. The image is centered on the nucleus and is 19 arcsec by 19 arcsec.
The spiral jet of material appears to extend over 5 arcsec from the nucleus,
or over 25,000 km at the distance of the comet. This image may be freely
used providing credit is given Alan Fitzsimmons & Martin Cartwright/Queen's
University of Belfast
Vodniza/Alonso Image of Comet Hale-Bopp
Observers: Alberto Quijano
Vodniza, Jose Alonso
Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Date: November 14, 1996 23:14:43 UT
Image was taken with a ST-6 CCD camera through a 16 inch, F10 reflector. 10
sec exposure. The observatory is part of the University of Puerto Rico,
located in the city of Mayaguez, western coast of Puerto Rico (lat = 18 N,
long 67 W). The field of view in each image is 5.5 x 7.7 arc min. The image
It is very interesting to note that two objects of very similar luminosity
appear aligned along the comet tail. At the first time, we thought that we
have gathered comet debris. But careful examination of the Palomar plates
for those sky regions indicated that they are background stars.