Robert's Comet Hyakutake Pictures/Links

Robert's Comet Hyakutake Picture/Links

This is a picture I took on the evening of Tuesday March 26, 1996 at about 9:10pm Mountain Standard Time from my backyard in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I used a Pentax K-1000 35mm camera using a 50mm focal length lens. Because of the conditions, a time exposure was required. Since I took about 3 pictures using various time exposure lengths, I do not remember if this was my 2 minute, 3 minute, or 5 minute exposure. There was a combo of moon light and city light pollution that evening, so that is why the sky looks bright behind the comet. If it had been a moonless evening, I think the picture would have turned out much sharper and better (i.e. better detail of the comet's tail).

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