Comet Hergenrother on Oct 12, 2012

Date & Time: Oct 12 2012, from 19:10 to 19:31 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 4 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain, with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium UV/IR cut filter
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184 x 3456)

The comet Hergenrother in that day has been positioned in Pegasus's square, about 3.5 degrees southwest of alpha Andromedae, Alpheratz. The comet has a 9 or 10th magnitude coma and a short dust tail in southeast direction with a length of about 5 arc minutes. We can observe the comet in midnight of autumn of 2012, and chase it getting dimmer gradually.

Hergenrother on Oct 20, 2012

Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova on early morning of Oct 4, 2011

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