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Roussos Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Copyright 1996 George Roussos
Observer: George Roussos
Location: North Bend, Washington
Date: March 25, 1996 06:30, 07:10 UT

The second image was taken at 6:30h UT, Monday March 25 near North Bend, WA. It is a 15 minute guided exposure taken with a 28mm lens @ f/1.9 on Fuji Provia 1600 color slide film. the same equipment as above.

The first image image was taken at 7:10h UT, Monday March 25 near North Bend, WA. It is an 8 minute exposure shot piggyback on a Celestron C8 scope. The image was taken with a 135mm lens @ f/2.3, on Fuji Provia 1600 color slide film. M101 is visible in the comet's tail of this image. It is the round grey spot, near the dark rift in the dail, that does not have a star trail as long as the surrounding stars.

The skies that evening from this site, roughly an hour east of Seattle were fantastic. The naked-eye limiting magnitude was about 5 after the moon set. Comet Hyakutake's tail viewed with the naked eye was a truly awe inspiring sight that I shall always remember.

These images Copyright (C) 1996, George Roussos
(71075.34@compuserve.com)

Best Regards,
George Roussos

 
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