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Field Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Gary Field
Location: Plum Island, Newburyport, Massachussetts
Date: March 24, 1996 02:00-03:00 UT

These pictures were taken from Plum Island, Newburyport, MA on March 23, 1996 between 10 and 11 PM EST (0200-0300 UTC), using Kodak Royal Gold 1000 film in a Pentax K1000 35 mm camera with a 85 to 210 mm zoom lens piggy backed onto a Meade 2045 telescope driven by a drive corrector. Polar alignment was not carefully done. The sky was very dark and it was about 25 deg F with a 20-30 MPH wind.

The exposures were as follows:

1st image:	2 min. @ 200 mm
2nd image:	5 min. @ 200 mm
3rd image:	10 min. @ 200 mm
4th image:	10 min. @ 100 mm

Gary Field
gfield@zk3.dec.com

 
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