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Schiaparelli Observatory Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observers: Federico Bellini, Giorgio Luoni
Location: Schiaparelli Observatory, Mount Campo dei Fiori, Varese, Italy
Date: March 2, 1996 04:05 UT

Image of comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2 taken 1996 Mar. 02.17UT with a Celestron 14 Schmidt Camera (focal length of 600mm and an aperture of 350mm). Hyperized Kodak Tp 6415 film.Time of exposure 5 minutes. The picture has a field of 50'x 75'. The magnitude extimated with a 10x50 binocular is 6.5.Coma has a diameter of 15'.Tail is about 10'. Moonlight influence.

Picture by Federico Bellini and Giorgio Luoni, Schiaparelli Observatory, Mount Campo dei Fiori, Varese (Italy), Societa' Astronomica Schiaparelli.

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