Observer: Roy Parrish
Location: Bellevue, Lousianna
Date: April 7, 1996 02:20 UT
First image is a 20-minute exposure on gas-hypered Fujichrome 200 film, taken with a 200-mm Nikkor lens at f4, 1A filter, mid-time of exposure 1996 Apr 07 02:20 (UT). Guided on the comet.
Second image is the same image with a histogram equalization done by the commercial software Hijaak Pro (pretty low-tech, but it looks like it reveals some more of the tail and perhaps the presence of a second tail).
These were taken from Bellevue, LA (close to Shreveport) at the new Bossier Parish Community College Astronomical Observatory site, operated by the Shreveport Astronomical Society.
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