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Daigneault Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observer: Michel Daigneault
Location: Ste. Beatrix, QC, Canada
Date: March 29, 1996 08:50 UT

Image taken on March 29, 1996. The light trail above comet Hyakutake has been left by the Space shuttle mission STS-76 spacecraft and the Mir space station. This has been confirmed by computation using the Keplerian elements for both spacecraft. The spacecraft were not docked and followed each other and the apparent angular distance between both of them was about the size of the Big Dipper.

Image by:         Michel Daigneault, Ste.Therese, QC, Canada
Location:         Ste.Beatrix, QC, Canada, 73 degrees 37' N, 46 degrees 15' W
Equipement:       50mm f/1.7 lens, tracking using an 8-inch Newtonian
Exposure time:    5 minutes
Film type:        Kodak 2415, D-19 developper
Date:             29-MAR-1996 at 0850 UT

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