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Illig Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: David Illig
Location: Gambrills, Maryland
Date: March 25, 1996 03:00, 04:00 UT

First image was taken at Gambrills, MD (near Annapolis) at approximately 0300 UTC on 25 March. The camera was an Olympus OM-4 with a 200mm telephoto lens mounted piggyback on a 3-1/2" Questar telescope. Exposure was approximately 180 seconds on ISO 200 film. This is not a very interesting photo of the comet, but is interesting for the object which crossed the junction of the coma and the tail during the exposure.

Second image was taken at Gambrills, MD (near Annapolis) at approximately 0400 UTC on 24 March. The camera was an Olympus OM-4 with a 200mm telephoto lens mounted piggyback on a 3-1/2" Questar telescope. Exposure was approximately 240 seconds on ISO 200 film. Adobe Photoshop was used to convert the color image to grayscale and then to invert it to a negative.

David E. Illig
410-923-1057

 
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