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Schwartz Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observer: Jeff Schwartz
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: March 22, 1996 09:00 UT

I took a picture of Comet Hyakutake with a QuickCam!

This image of Comet Hyakutake was taken about 01:00 PST on Mar. 22 from San Francisco. Ten 2 second exposures were made with a Connectix QuickCam taped onto the eyepiece of Celestron 11x80 binoculars. The ten images were then combined and aligned using the layers feature of Photoshop 3.0. Finally, I adjusted the brightness and contrast.

Not spectacular, but better than I ever hoped for.

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