Comet Tempel 2 on Sep 18, 2010

Date & Time: Sep 18 2010, from 25:58 to 26:23 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784 x 1848)
Device Size...DX format (24 x 16mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO6400

This image shows you the comet Tempel2 lying around southwest region of Cetus. The coma has been dimmed about 10th magnitude, the distribution of fan-shaped dust tail settled down compared with that observed in last week. The comet will stayed in western Cetus for the time being, getting darker and darker.

Hartlay2 on Sep 4, 2010

Tempel2 on Sep 10, 2010

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