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Lovejoy Drawing of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Terry Lovejoy
Location: Oakey, QLD, Australia
Date: March 24, 1996 14:53 UT

Naked eye view on March 24.62 UT of Comet Hyakutake C/1996B2. Observer T.Lovejoy viewing under very dark skies 20km north of Oakey (latitude 27 south), QLD, AUSTRALIA. The Comet is an awe inspiring sight...far grander than Halley's in March '86...and the tail can be seen stretching upwards from behind the northern horizon more than an hour before comet-rise! The coma is 2 degrees across and is estimated as mag. -0.3. The sketch was done using the sky as generated by RedShift.

T.Lovejoy
Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA

 
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