Michael A. Stecker


Comet Hyakutake, solarized
Comet Hyakutake again. After taking the picture I scanned the negative so I could process it in the computer. I used the solarization filter in Adobe Photoshop software to give the comet's head the multicolored false-color appearance you see here.

Photographic Data: An 8-inch Takahashi Epsilon 200 reflecting telescope was used with a 35 mm camera and hypersensitized Fujicolor HG 400 film. A single 20-minute exposure was made while guiding on the comet's head. A solarization filter was used in the computer to process the image.