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Wirth Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake

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Copyright 1996 Juergen Wirth
Observer: Juergen Wirth
Location: Gaensehals, Eifel Mountains, Germany
Date: March 27-28, 1996 UT

Images of C/1996 B2 Hyakutake

These three images of the comet were made on a platform on top of the "Gaensehals" (elevation 577 m) in the Eifel-mountains (Germany) with fotographic equipment (Pentax SMC Takumar) mounted on top of a small, transportable telescope (f 910/15) as a manual guiding platform. Seeing conditions were very good, clear and dry air, but moonlight (near first quarter). Film used: Kodak Ektachrome Panther P1600 Push 1 (3200 ASA). Digitized from print by scanner.

The first picture shows head and parts of the tail of the comet:
Date/time: 1996-03-28, 00:57 UT.
Lens: 50 mm/1.7. Field: 18 deg x 12.5 deg. Exposure: 120 s.

The second picture shows only the head of the comet:
Date/time: 1996-03-27, 23:17 UT.
Lens: 500 mm/4.5. Field: 2 deg x 1.3 deg. Exposure: 60 s.

The third picture shows only the head of the comet:
Date/time: 1996-03-27, 23:36 UT.
Lens: 500 mm/4.5. Field: 2 deg x 1.3 deg. Exposure: 120 s.

Observer: Dr. Juergen Wirth, Posener Weg 6, 53119 Bonn (Germany)

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