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Schiaparelli Observatory Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observers: Angelo Mattiuzzo, Sarah Cavall
Location: Schiaparelli Observatory, Mount Campo dei Fiori, Varese, Italy
Date: March 20, 1996 23:46 UT

Image of comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2 taken 1996 Mar. 20.99UT with a Celestron 5" Schmidt Camera (focal length of 230mm and an aperture of 140mm). Kodak Ekta 800/1600 film. Time of exposure 8'. The picture has a field of 210'x 206'. The magnitude extimated with a 7x50 binocular is 1.3. Tail is about 2 degrees. The comet was partly hidden by clouds

Picture by Angelo Mattiuzzo, Sarah Cavalli, Schiaparelli Observatory, Mount Campo dei Fiori, Varese (Italy), Societa' Astronomica Schiaparelli.

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