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SMigol
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Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new
      #5847044 - 05/08/13 02:17 AM

I was going through some old negatives and found two images of Comet Hyakutake from 1996.

Here it is with my Pentax K1000 and f2 50 mm lens and Kodak 1600 ISO film.

On flickr & On Astrobin

And here it is again with a 200 mm Sigma zoom (probably f5) and Kodak Gold 200 film.

On flickr & On Astrobin

Digitized by using a DSLR and macro lens on a lightbox that was illuminated with a gelled strobe.


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Nightfly
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: SMigol]
      #5848773 - 05/08/13 09:25 PM

Very nice Stephen!

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SMigol
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: Nightfly]
      #5849183 - 05/09/13 01:36 AM

Thanks for the encouragement! It was rather surprising how easy it was to bring up the image when not having to worry about (extra) star trailing or hot pixels.

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Mike W
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: SMigol]
      #6131882 - 10/11/13 08:14 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

Here's a photo of Hyakutake over Yale Observatory, Bethany Ct. March 27th 1996. 3 minutes, 50mm lens@f2, Kodak Gold 400



Edited by Mike W (10/11/13 09:44 PM)


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Alan French
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: Mike W]
      #6134031 - 10/12/13 11:09 PM

Very nice, Mike.

Clear skies, Alan


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Mike W
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: Alan French]
      #6135964 - 10/13/13 10:17 PM

Thank you Alan, we just need another comet like that!

Edited by Mike W (10/14/13 11:04 AM)


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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: Mike W]
      #6142034 - 10/16/13 11:07 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

Hyakutake from Conkles Hollow Ohio. 28mm lens. Kodak 400 Gold print film. The comet was near Polaris and the tail passed through and beyond the bowl of the Big Dipper. It was an incredible sight to see!

Steve


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Mike W
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: sqrlman]
      #6142422 - 10/17/13 08:18 AM

Nice shot! Nice tight stars. Piggy backed?
Mine shot on a barn door tracker by hand

Edited by Mike W (10/17/13 08:23 AM)


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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: Mike W]
      #6142957 - 10/17/13 01:25 PM Attachment (20 downloads)

Yes. Piggy backed on a SP mount. Here is one taken with the 135mm lens. The skyglow is from Lancaster Ohio.

Steve


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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: SMigol]
      #6143030 - 10/17/13 02:02 PM

Thank you for reminding me of my favorite comet.

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Mike W
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: sqrlman]
      #6143410 - 10/17/13 05:52 PM

Quote:

Yes. Piggy backed on a SP mount. Here is one taken with the 135mm lens. The skyglow is from Lancaster Ohio.

Steve




I've got some piggy backed shots as well but they are framed 8x10's and finding the negatives would be tough! Good winter project, go through all my old Astro-Negatives.
Nice shot you took though. I remember when the comet was in that very position! I think other than Hale-Bopp from Arizona that was my favorite comet.


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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: Mike W]
      #6143566 - 10/17/13 07:26 PM

Great shots guys...

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sqrlman
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: Mike W]
      #6143576 - 10/17/13 07:31 PM

These pictures were made from prints that were scanned on a flat bed scanner back in 1996. I want to get the negatives scanned sometime soon.

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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: sqrlman]
      #6143980 - 10/17/13 11:35 PM

Really nice shots. That comet is still my favorite and I feel lucky to have been able to have witnessed it under clear skies. I posted a few of my shots in another thread but yours are much better. I will always remember praying that the clouds would not come on the night that it was so near Polaris and we were fortunate indeed. Thanks for sharing these, I think you really captured the comet as it appeared to most of us lucky enough to have seen it.

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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos new [Re: vandkc]
      #6144030 - 10/18/13 12:14 AM Attachment (25 downloads)

Here's a scan I made from an Ektachrome 400 slide frame. It was taken around Mar.25-27, 1996 from Johnston, RI. It is a Nikon FM slr with a 50mm f/2 lens. exp time 20 secs

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AXAF
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Re: Comet Hyakutake from two old photos [Re: RobertED]
      #6145632 - 10/18/13 09:17 PM Attachment (23 downloads)

Here is my contribution, taken on March 26th, 1996. Used a Canon Ftb with a 50 mm f/2.8 lens and Fuji ASA 1600 print film. It was about a 20 minute exposure. It was a very quiet dark sky site in New Hampshire, around 4AM. The only sound was that of the wind passing through the trees, with the tail stretching far across the sky. It was a very primeval experience.

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