This comet knocked my socks off. Much better than the 1986 apparition of Halley. This baby was naked-eye and showed tail. It could be seen, tail and all (averted vision) from surburban locales. I viewed Halley “alone”, I SHOWED Hyakutake to people, without equipment, and they KNEW they saw a comet. It was also the first “Internet” comet for the masses.
I was amazed to have GOOD maps to find this on the internet. What an amazing tool, and it is just taken for granted today.
I did a combination of naked-eye and bino (10x50) sketches. It is interesting to see the detail that I sketched at the time, with VERY little knowledge of comet anatomy at that point. I drew what I saw, and what is noticeable is that I could not describe it very well !
Third file: Drawings from 3/23/96 to 4/1/96: