Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 10, 1996 22:59 UT, 23:15 UT
Latest wide-field CCD picture of comet Hyakutake, recorded in the light of singly-ionized water ions was taken on 1996 Mar. 10, with the Zeiss 2.8/180mm lens and narrow-band H2O+ filter, centered at 620nm (FWHM=10nm). This image is composition of two co-added frames and was processed by Bojan Dintinjana. Cumulative exposure time was 12 minutes, centered at 22:59:30UT. Obtained in difficult conditions with the comet head rising above the trees on the horizon, just before the local moonrise. Note a conspicious disconnection in tail, between the nucleus distance 1.0o - 1.4o.
Take a look to another R-band image, taken on 1996 Mar. 10, with the 20-cm, f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera and ST-6 CCD. Exposure started at 23:14:42UT.
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