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Schwittek Images of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake




Observer: Bill Schwittek
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Date: March 24, 1996 01:00-03:00 UT

Three images of Hyakutake taken on March 24, 1996 at about 1-3 UTC from the Charlotte, NC area. All these were taken by hand guiding on on the comet nucleus - hence the "streaked" stars. The film was Fuji ASA 400 color print film processed normally.

1st image: 50mm f1.4 lens wide open, 1 minute.

2nd image: 135mm f1.8 lens at f2.8, about 5 minutes.

3rd image: 300mm f4 lens wide open, 5 minutes.

The images were scanned at 1024 pixels/inch on a MicroTek 35mm scanner and saved in fairly compressed JPEG format.

Bill Schwittek

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