Observer: Douglas Snyder
Location: Fremont Peak State Park, California
Date: March 21, 1996 12:30 UT
The image is a composite of three images taken with an ST6 CCD camera attached to a 25cm SCT telescope working at a focal ratio of f/3.3, focal length 838mm. The exposure time for each image was only 30 seconds. They were taken from Fremont Peak State Park in California by myself, Douglas Snyder (amateur astronomer) on the morning of March 21 (apporoximately 1230 UT). The images display just over a degree and a half of the tail, which visibly extended well over five degrees.
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