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Garradd Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Copyright 1996 Gordon Garradd
Observer: Gordon Garradd
Location: Loomberah, New South Wales, Australia
Date: February 24, 1996 18:04 UT

C/1996 B2 Hyakutake 300 sec exposure 1996 Feb 24.7534 (18.04 UT). North is up in this 23' X 15' field.The image has been solarised and very high contrast settings applied to show inner and outer detail in the coma and the very thin faint gas tail in approx. PA 280. This tail extends for about 10' from the edge of the coma and has a slight kink ( possible DE ) about half way along. Taken with a 25cm f/4.1 Newtonian and HI-SIS 22 CCD from Loomberah NSW Australia.

Copyright Gordon Garradd

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