Skip Navigation: Avoid going through Home page links and jump straight to content

Winter Image of Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake


Copyright 1996 Vic Winter
Observer: Vic Winter
Location: Farpoint Observatory, Kansas
Date: April 20, 1996 3:20 UT

45mph winds calmed somewhat for this shot that shows the separation between the dust and plasma tails. One very strong gust "bounced" the 500 mm, f4 piggyback mounted lens during this 10 minute exposure. Photographed by Vic Winter on Fuji Super G 400 ASA Color Negative film. Exposure began at 9:20 p.m. C.D.T. on April 19th, 1996. Clear skies. Location: Outside Farpoint Observatory, During the 1996 Astronomy Workshop in Northeast Kansas. Farpoint is located about 45 miles southwest of Topeka, Kansas, USA. (C)1996 Vic Winter.

comethome.gif Comet 1996 B2 Hyakutake Home Page