The Journal of the British Astronomical Association

Volume 107, No.3: 1997 June

Photograph of Comet Hale-Bopp taken on 1997 March 30 at 20.46 UT by Martin Mobberley. 10m, Kodak Pro Gold 400, Takahashi E-160 astrograph. For more pictures of this comet by BAA members, see the colour Observers' Forum in the June Journal.

List of Contents

On this page: Notes and News / Articles / Letters / Reviews / Meetings

Notes and News

From the President / Another BAA supernova discovery /
The total solar eclipse of 1997 March 9 / The arctic eclipse / The first Harold Ridley Grants / Solar Section / Mars 1996-97: third interim report / A new dwarf galaxy in the Local Group / Nova Cas 1995 / DY Per - observations needed


The Tunguska event ... Chris Trayner

Visual and photographic observations of the Perseid meteor shower in 1994 ... N. M. Bone & S. J. Evans
The periods of Mu Cephei ... Tristram Brelstaff, Chris Lloyd, Tony Markham & Dave McAdam
Johann Schroeter's 'Extremely Dark Spots of Jupiter' ... Thomas Dobbins & William Sheehan
The aurora 1995 ... R. J. Livesey
A photographic and mathematical method for recording and identifying lines in a solar spectrogram ... Jack Martin & Martin Peston

(Copies of any of these articles may be requested from the BAA office.)


Read the letters here (10 Kb)


Meeting reports

Observers' Forum

Telescopic observers have been fascinated by the visual appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp's inner coma, as spiral rings of dust are thrown off from the nucleus. This image is by Maurice Gavin on 1997 March 6 at 04.21 UT. The arrow shows the sunward direction. 2.5s., 300mm f/10 SCT with Starlight Xpress CCD. M. V. Gavin
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