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Schiaparelli Observatory Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observers: Fiorenzo Bordignon, Valerio Leoni, Nadia Metta
Location: Schiaparelli Observatory, Mount Campo dei Fiori, Varese, Italy
Date: March 21, 1996 01:55 UT

Image of comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2 taken 1996 Mar. 21.08UT with a Celestron= 14" Schmidt Camera (focal length of 600mm and an aperture of 350mm). Hyperized Kodak Tp 6415 film.Time of exposure 4' The picture has a field of 190'x 140'. The magnitude extimated with a 7x50 binocular is 1.3. Tail is about 2 degrees. The comet was partly hidden by clouds.

Picture by Fiorenzo Bordignon, Valerio Leoni, Nadia Metta, Schiaparelli Observatory, Mount Campo dei Fiori, Varese (Italy), Societa' Astronomica Schiaparelli.

 
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