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Pic du Midi Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake



Observers: E.Frappa, J.Lecacheux, P.Laques, F.Colas, J.Klinger, A.Enzian, X.Cantorne
Location: Pic du Midi Observatory, France
Date: March 24 1996

March 24 Image

It is possible to see on this image taken with the 1 metre telescope small knots in the jet of the comet.

First detection of comet fragmentation

On these two images taken at 1 meter telescope at Pic du Midi observatory, it is possible to see fragments of the nucleus moving in the dust tail.

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