Image Gallery - Comet Hyakutake

Hyakutake
Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2), 23 March 1996, 09:30 UT. 30 minute guided exposure on Ektachrome 100. This image was taken with a camera piggybacked on my SCT. The head of the comet is seen at R.A. 14:46:48, dec 27° 38' 21", just passing 2.4 mag Izar (36 epsilon Boötes). The bright star near the bottom of the image is Arcturus. The tail is about 15° long.

Hyakutake
Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2), 27 March 1996, 00:00 UT. 15 minute exposure on Ektachrome 100. The comet is passing about 4° from Polaris. The two bright stars in the 11 o'clock direction are 23 delta Ursa Minor and 22 epsilon Ursa Minor, the middle two stars in the handle of the Little Dipper (Polaris is the end star in the handle). The tail is about 12° long.

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