Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Canes Venatici (CVn)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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Hyakutake Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Hyakutake Comet
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Hyakutake Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
Hyakutake Comet
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Zenit 50mm f/1.9 lens

Imaging cameras: Zenit SLR

Mounts: Meade LX5

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade SC 8" LX-5

Guiding cameras: Human Hand-guided

Software: PixInsight  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro


Dates:March 24, 1996

Frames: 1x510" (8' 30") ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 8' 30"

Avg. Moon age: 5.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344976

RA center: 14h01m22s

DEC center: +28°3455

Pixel scale: 108.044 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 227.343 degrees

Field radius: 22.651 degrees


Resolution: 1280x800

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Traveller

Description

The 1996 Great Comet three days before its maximum approaching to Earth, with 0.5 magnitude, a 2 degree coma diameter and a blue tail of fluorescent gas of 35 degrees longitude as long as Bootes constellation on wich is placed (the bright star at upper left is Arcturus).

Digitally remastered.

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)

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Hyakutake Comet, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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