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Sky & Telescope News Bulletin - March 8, 1996


Comet Hyakutake

It's com-m-ming! Comet Hyakutake (1996 B2) had reached 5th magnitude by March 6th, when moonlight became too severe. Who knows how bright it will be, or what it will look like, when the Moon gets out of the way this week? The comet is still a a predawn object, but early risers will find it hard to miss in the constellation Libra. Here are positions for 0 hours Universal Time:

                         R.A. (2000) Dec.
             March 10    14h 55m   -19.0
                   12    14  50    -17.4
                   14    14  51    -15.3

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