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Hanon Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: David Hanon
Location: Ringgold, Georgia
Date: March 12, 1996 04:45 UT

This image was taken at 04:45 UT, 03/12/96 with a 300mm f/2.8 lens and SBIG ST-8 ccd camera. The image scale is 2.57 deg x 1.72 deg. The tail of the comet can be traced at least 2 deg. Last night is the first time I have been able to detect the comet without optical aids. My limiting magnitude was about 5.

David Hanon
Ringgold, GA USA

 
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