Observer: Bob Stephens
Location: Lake Arrowhead, California
Date: February 15, 1996 11:06 UT
This is a combination of 3 images taken on 2/15/96 center on 3:06 AM. They were taken at Lake Arrowhead, CA using a Celestron C11 at F/3.3. All three images were 5 minutes long. They were then processed using Hidden Image using a log streach to show the inner regions. They were then combined using SkyPro.
The orginal images show outer regions extending in more of a fan like shape, about twice as large as the tear drop shape. However, to avoid burning in the center, I processed the image to show only the main body of the comet.
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