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Lordcotton Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Copyright 1996 Steven A. Lordcotton
Observers: Steven Lordcotton, Tammy Fitzpatrick
Location: Saint Charles County, Missouri
Date: March 26, 1996 03:00-04:00 UT

This image was taken to demonstrate what might be accomplished by the average person with fairly common photographic equipment.

These images were taken using an Olympus OM4S, 200mm/f3.5 Lens, Standard Camera Tripod and cable release with Kodak Royal Gold VR1000 Film. The time exposure was 45 seconds. The image was acquired between 9pm to 10pm Central Time on 25 March 1996 (if you must, 26 March between 3:00 and 4:00 UT) just off the roadside in a farmers field near the Saint Charles County Airport, Saint Charles County, Missouri. The image was processed at a one hour photo shop at the local mall in metropolitan Saint Louis, Missouri. Except for the image scanning all of the apparatus is easily within the reach of most folks.

Image, Copyright 1996 by Steven A. Lordcotton, all rights reserved

 
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