2001A2 LINEAR on Jul 1, 2001

Date & Time: Jul 1 2001, 26:28 to 26:38, 26:51 to 27:01 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 flames
Optical: SMC PENTAX f=300mm F4.0, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji

The Comet 2001A2 LINEAR was positioned in the constellation of Cetus this day, the comet has a visual brightness of about 4.5th magnitude and a nebula-like coma with a diameter of about 10 arc minutes. And a very dimmed ion tail stretching in SW direction is detected in this image although only coma was seen through telescopes.
This picture was displayed by trimming central part of original flame.

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1999S4 LINEAR on Jul 22,2000

Copyright(c) 2001 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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