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Rau Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observer: Brian Rau
Location: East Fork State Park, Ohio
Date: March 27, 1996 03:25 UT

This photo was taken on March 26, 1996, at 10:25PM EST at East Fork State Park, approximately 30 miles east of Cincinnati, Ohio. Equipment used was a Pentax ME Super with Pentax f/1.4 50mm lens on a fixed tripod. Exposure was 15 seconds at f/2. Film was Fuji Provia 1600, pushed two stops to ISO 1600. A mild sharpening was applied to the scanned image to increase contrast slightly and better define the comet's tail. Note the bright star Polaris below and slightly to the right of the comet's head.

Brian D. Rau

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