2001A2 LINEAR on Jul 13, 2001

Date & Time: Jul 13 2001, from 23:30 to 24:13 JST(+0900)
4 images composed with 12min. exposed each
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

The Comet 2001A2 LINEAR in this day was positioned in the constellation of Pegasus, I could observe the comet as a dimmed nebula-like coma with a brightness of about 5th magnitude. The comet had a small-scaled out-burst just before this image was captured, visual brightness was brighter than the predicted one.
The comet has a very dimmed ion tail with a length of over 3 degrees stretching in SW direction is detected in this image, although only coma was seen by naked eyes.

2000 WM1 LINEAR on Nov 22 to 24, 2001

2001A2 LINEAR on Jul 1, 2001

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