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Col Druscie Observatory Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake



Observers: Piergiorgio Cusinato, Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo, Giuseppe Menardi
Location: Col Druscie Observatory, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Date: March 16, 1996 04:05 UT

Images of the comet 1996B2 taken at 96 march 16.17 UT. It is a mosaic of two images of 30 sec. (NUCLEUS) and four images of 30 sec. (tail) with newton 0,5 m of the Col Druscie Observatory (Cortina d'Ampezzo - Italy) and CCD Hi Sis 22; authors: Piergiorgio Cusinato, Alessandro Dimai, Davide Ghirardo and Giuseppe Menardi. The magnitude of the comet was 3,5. The comet was a beautiful naked eye object north of Alpha Librae. The second image is an enlargement of the nuclear region; it's visible the plasma tail.

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