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IOTA Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observers: W. Beisker, E. Hummel
Location: Munich, Germany
Date: March 27, 1996 22:25 UT

The European Section of the International Timing Association (IOTA/ES) has used its fast occultation camera equipped with a cooled TC245 chip to record images of comet Hyakutake. One of the rare days in the Munich area (Germany) where the weather allowed observation of the comet was the 03/27/1996. The picture was taken at the GSF, the center of environmental and health research, address see below.

The image is unfiltered, wavelength range from 400 to 1000nm. The exposure time was 5 sec and the field of view is 18.8 times 11.2 minutes of arc. The telescope was a 200mm Newton 1:6 . Obeservers were W. Beisker and E. Hummel. Time of image: 03/27/1996, 22h25m13s UTC.

A fragment in the tail can clearly be seen, but the problem is to display it for a 8-Bit GIF image, whereas in the original 12 Bit image it is easier to spot.

Wolfgang Beisker

Dr. Wolfgang Beisker            phone: (49) 89 3187 2842
GSF - AG Durchflusszytometrie           FAX:   (49) 89 3187 3349
Ingolstaedter Landstr. 1                EMAIL:
D-85764  Oberschleissheim

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