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Sturm Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Observer: Mike Sturm
Location: Lake McMurtry, Oklahoma
Date: March 25, 1996 08:00 UT

1 min (approx) unguided exposures using 50mm, f1.7, Koday Royal Gold 1000. I took these photos on Monday, March 25 at approximately 2:00 am CST from Lake McMurtry near Stillwater, Oklahoma. I don't know if the brown sky fog is from the film or from the sodium vapor lights of Stillwater. (Please let me know how I can reduce sky fog -- filters?) The sky transparency was excellent with a limiting magnitude 6.0+. I could see 30-40 degrees of the tail with the naked eye!

Mike Sturm
sturm@radar.ecen.okstate.edu

 
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