Hyakutake, 21 Apr 1996

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Photographer Aaron Imaoka

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Settings / Equipment 35mm lens at f/2.8; ~1 min unguided exp. on Fuji Provia slide film pushed to 1600; scanned and image processed.

Location OCA observing site near Anza, CA; 21 Apr 1996, ~0330 UT.

Date / Time April 21, 1996 12:00 am


Additional Information Comet Hyakutake is at lower right of center. It was barely visible to the eye in the twilight. Also visible are (l to r): - the young crescent moon (overexposed) surrounded by the Hyades - Venus (upper right of moon) - the Pleiades (forming a triangle w/moon and Pleiades) - Mercury (directly below Pleiades) - Capella (bright star top center) - Perseus dominates the right half of the image