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George Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Martin George
Location: Underwood, Tasmania, Australia
Date: March 17, 1996 12:05 UT, 13:24 UT

First image: this image of Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2) was taken on Sunday, March 17 at 12:05 Universal Time by Martin George of the Launceston Planetarium from Underwood, northeast of Launceston, Tasmania. It is a 40-minute exposure made using a 200mm f/4 lens. At the time, the comet was 42 million kilometres from Earth. The orientation of the photograph is such that south is uppermost and east is to the right.

Second image: this image of Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2) was taken on Sunday, March 17 at 13:24 Universal Time by Martin George of the Launceston Planetarium from Underwood, northeast of Launceston, Tasmania. It is a 13-minute exposure made using a 50mm f/2.8 lens. At the time, the comet was 42 million kilometres from Earth, and the tail stretches for about 16 million kilometres on the original photograph. The orientation of the picture is the same as that obtained with the unaided eye.

 
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