July 26, 1996
This comet was found (by A. Nakamura) to be in outburst. CCD photometry
obtained at Crni Vrh Observatory shows it at V=13.3 (July 26.08UT) which
is about five magnitudes brighter than expected in ICQ 1996 Comet Handbook.
The comet image was taken on 1996 July 26.076UT (start) with the 20-cm,
f/2 Baker-Schmidt camera, V-filter and ST-6 CCD. Exposure time was 5 minutes.
The frame field of view is 1.2x0.9 deg.
August 21, 1996
CCD image of comet, taken on 1996 Aug. 21.066UT (start) with the 36-cm,
f/6.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, V-filter and Wright CCD. Exposure time
was 5 minutes. The frame field of view is 9.9'x8'.