Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: April 14, 1996 19:03 UT
First image: wide-field mosaic image of comet Hyakutake, taken on 1996 Apr. 14, with the 2.8/180mm lens, CCD and narrow-band H2O+ filter, centered at 620nm (FWHM=10nm). Two consecutive frames were taken between 19:03 and 19:20UT. Each frame was exposed for 5 minutes. The frame field of view is 6.6x2.4 deg.
Second image: B-W negative of the previous image.
Third image: B-W negative of the comet initial 4 deg with details in inner gas tail. A fresh cloud of plasma has been detached just few hours before this image was taken. Frame obtained with the 2.8/180mm lens, CCD and narrow-band H2O+ filter, centered at 620nm (FWHM=10nm). Exposure time was 5 minutes, starting at 19:03:50UT.
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