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Williams Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake



Observer: Mark Williams
Location:La Givrine, Vaud, Switzerland
Date: April 15, 1996 UT

Observer and photographer : Mark Williams, Versoix (Geneva), Switzerland
Observation site : La Givrine, Vaud, Switzerland
Coordinates : 46N, 6E
Altitude : 1'500 meters (~5'000 feet)
Observing conditions : very clear, very little light pollution, 0C

Camera : Minolta 7000i
Lens : Minolta 35-105mm (f/3.5-f/4.5)
Tracking : Piggy-back on Perl Vixen 130/720, Super Polaris mount, RA motor
Guiding : Celestron Micro-Guide eyepiece 12.5 mm

On this image, apart from Hyakutake, Venus, the Pleiades, Perseus and other objects are also visible. On the print itself, severall open clusters are seen. The path of a plane is also visible.
The tail of the comet was visible up to Alpha Persei fairly easily, and even further with binuculars! Very spectacular!

Mark Williams

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