Two images of Comet Hyakutake that I captured during its appearance in March 1996. It was the first visually significant comet that I had seen and re-awakened an interest in astrophotography. I wasn't equipped to do long exposures that would reveal details of the comet's tail, but its brightness helped me obtain some respectable images with a fixed camera. 

I then made plans to be prepared for Hale-Bopp's appearance in the following year (1997)!


Hyakutake seen against the light polluted skies over Linlithgow, Scotland; 30sec exposure through a 50mm lens at f/1.4.
An attempt to capture Hyakutake's rapid southerly movement through the sky (comet is the fuzzy arc lower right). 45min exposure through a 50mm lens at f/8.

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