Observer: Rudolf A. Hillebrecht
Location: Grasway Observatory, Bad Gandersheim, Germany
Date: February 24, 1996 04:36 UT, 04:20 UT
Comet Hyakutake (1996 B2) taken at 02/24/96 at Grasway-Observatory with an ST 5 attached to a 7 inch refractor. Top left a RGB assembly taken between 4:36 and 4:58 CET, blue part with 10 minutes, green four minutes and red two minutes. Top right a false color display of the image below, false color choosen to show the extent coma and the beginning of tail development. Maybe that there are two tails coming out? Image at bottom was taken at 4:20:20 CET with six minutes and has been log scaled for a close match to the comets visual appearance. All images taken at 1000mm focal length, automatically added bei Traccum mode. Bad seeing, was comet only five degrees over the rooftops to the south. Courtesy Rudolf A. Hillebrecht, Grasway-Observatory (GrasOb).
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