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Crni Vrh Observatory Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observer: Herman Mikuz
Location: Crni Vrh Observatory, Slovenia
Date: March 3, 1996 04:17 UT

Hyakutake (1996 B2)

Latest wide-field CCD image of comet Hyakutake shows delicate ~3o tail, recorded in the light of singly-ionized water ions. It was taken on 1996 Mar. 3, with the Zeiss 2.8/180mm lens and narrow-band H2O+ filter centered at 620nm (FWHM=10nm). Exposure lasted 10 minutes, starting at 4:17:21UT. Obtained during the short dark gap between the Moonset and dawn. The colors on this and all subsequent images are false and were used in order to enhance the comet tail structure.

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