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Acomb Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Terry Acomb
Location: Adams County, Ohio
Date: March 27, 1996 UT

The following picture was taken by Terry Acomb on the night/morning of March 26/27 from Adams County in Southern Ohio, a dark sky location about 60 miles east of Cincinnati. Pictures was taken with a 35 mm camera using 1600 speed film. Photographing a bright comet is suprisingly simple and "low-tech".

50 mm lens, f/1.8. The exposure time is about 5 minutes. The camera was mounted on a homemade, manually operated tracking device. The field of view in this photo is about 40 degrees x 25 degrees.

 
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