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Curnow Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Bobby Curnow
Location: Sonora, California
Date: March 26, 1996 08:15 UT

Hello! I took these pictures using a Nikon 50mm camera piggy-backed on a 10in. LX200 in altizmuth mode. I used Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film and the camera was set at f:1.8. First image was a 30 second exposure and the second image is a digitally enhanced version of the same picture to show the tail better. Third image was a 15 minute exposure. Fourth image is the same picture enhanced. These are the first astrophotographs I have ever taken! Not bad, huh?

P.S., I'm 16 years old.

Bobby Curnow
bobbyc@sonnet.com

 
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