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Cidadao Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Antonio Jose Cidadao
Location: Oeiras, Portugal
Date: March 16, 1996 04:05 UT



Notes: Comet 1996B2; 10 images of 30 sec. each in "track-and-accumulate" mode
       (tracking was performed on the comet nucleus).

       Original image was obtained with a 135mm (f/1.8) telephoto lens
       and a SBIG ST6 CCD camera, piggy-back mounted on a 10" LX200
       
       First image is a linear processing of the original image
       second image was prepared with a log enhancement, and 
       third image represents the log image after histogram equalization
       and false-colour LUT

       CCD field is 3.5 x 2.75 degrees.

       Comet tail was about 2 degrees long

       Member of A.P.A.A. (Associacao Portuguesa de Astronomos Amadores)

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Camera: SBIG ST6

Filter wheel (CFW6-A): no

Filters: none

Exposure: 300 sec.

Date: 03/16/96 (beginning at 04h 05min UT)

Site: Oeiras, Portugal ("roof-top" observatory)

Image Proc. Software: CCDOPS; WinMiPS; PhotoShop
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Antonio Jose Cidadao

Rua D. Antonio Luis de Menezes, No9, 3A,         phone: +351-1-4412192
S. Juliao da Barra, Oeiras,
2780 Oeiras
PORTUGAL                                         e-mail: a.cidadao@telepac.pt

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Antonio Jose Cidadao

Member of A.P.A.A. (Associacao Portuguesa de Astronomos Amadores)

a.cidadao@telepac.pt


 
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