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Strange Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Observer: David Strange
Location: United Kingdom
Date: February 15, 1996 05:20 UT

David Strange obtained this image on 1996 February 15. It is a 4x40 sec exposure using a Starlite Xpress + 50cm f/4 Newtonian at 0520h U.T. A bright central condensation is visible. A false colour image reveals a coma offset slightly towards the west It was taken in fairly hazy skies, and at Dec -24deg the seeing conditions were far from perfect. The image has south to the top and is 7x5 arcmin in size.

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