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Legary Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Al Legary
Location: Maidstone, Ontario, Canada
Date: March 31, 1996 UT

First image is three (rgb) 15 second exposures. Notice the bulge to the top of the head. The short exposure was due to the light pollution of looking directly over Detroit. The image is with a 16 inch newtonion and a home made ccd camera at minus 40 C from Maidstone Ontario, Canada (12 miles SE of Windsor and Detroit). The second image is a little more daring at 100 power and three exposures of 60 seconds each while tracking on the back edge of the nucleus. The stars are blooming from over exposure and the offset shows the different exposures but there is nice detail in the tail.

Al Legary

 
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