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SBAS Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observers: Bill Whiddon, Paul Harris, Jim Tobin, Alan Gayda
Location: Red Rock Canyon, California
Date: March 17, 1996 01:29 UT, 02:08 UT

First Image: Photo of C1996B2 taken with 8 inch f/1.5 schmidt camera near Red Rock Canyon California. Five minute exposure on Ektachrome P1600, with midtime of 01:29:30 UTC on 17 March, 1996. Four degrees of plasma tail show with kinks. A satellite passed in front of the head during the exposure. Photo by Bill Whiddon, assisted by Paul Harris, Jim Tobin, and Alan Gayda, South Bay Astronomical Society.

Second Image: Photo of C1996B2 taken with 8 inch f/1.5 schmidt camera near Red Rock Canyon California. Five minute exposure on Ektachrome P1600, with midtime of 02:08:30 UTC on 17 March, 1996. Four degrees of plasma tail show, with kinks and hints of ion rays. A short dust tail of about one degree is also visible. Photo by Bill Whiddon, assisted by Paul Harris, Jim Tobin, and Alan Gayda, South Bay Astronomical Society.

 
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