My name is Bill. I live near and work in Springfield, Illinois. My interests are: photography, astronomy, politics, technology, reading & writing.
My user name, hyakutake, is the name of a comet discovered in 1996 and is one of the closest approaches by a comet to Earth in 200 years. It is a long period comet and won’t swing back by for another 100,000 years. Hyakutake was discovered by Yuji Hyakutake (hya-ku-ta-keh), an amateur astronomer in southern Japan using powerful binoculars with six-inch objective lenses.
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