Skip Navigation: Avoid going through Home page links and jump straight to content

Cilento Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observer: Matt Cilento
Location: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Date: March 27, 1996 03:00 UT

What's different about this photo is that I'm only an amateur with nothing more than a 240mm telephoto lens on a basic tripod.

Film was FujiColor Super G 800, the camera was set at f/4 (wide open) and the exposure was under 1 minute.

I live next a a small city so there is plenty of light pollution.

With all this going against me, the comet is recognizable in the photo.


comethome.gif Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake Home Page