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Cidadao Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observer: Antonio Jose Cidadao
Location: Oeiras, Portugal
Date: March 11, 1996 04:01 UT

Notes: Comet 1996B2; 64 images of 60 sec. each in "track-and-accumulate"
       (tracking was performed on the comet nucleus).
       CCD field shown is 15' x 11'.
       When a more aggressive processing was used, the coma was seen
       exceeding the field limits.

       Member of A.P.A.A. (Associa=E7=E3o Portuguesa de Astr=F3nomos

Telescope: Schmidt-Cassegrin, Meade LX200, 10", f/10, equatorially mounted Focal reducer (f/6.3): yes Camera: SBIG ST6 Filter wheel (CFW6-A): no Filters: none Exposure: 3840 sec. Date: 03/11/96 (beginning at 04h01min UT) Site: Oeiras, Portugal ("roof-top" observatory) Image Proc. Software: CCDOPS; PhotoShop
Antonio Jose Cidadao Rua D. Antonio Luis de Menezes, No9, 3A, phone: +351-1-4412192 S. Juliao da Barra, Oeiras, 2780 Oeiras PORTUGAL e-mail:

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