2001Q4 NEAT on May 11, 2004

Date & Time: May 11 2004, from 20:26 to 20:36 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 90 seconds exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=300mmF2.8 with conversion lens (f=420mm, Aperture: F4.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Daylight

The comet NEAT was positioned in Canis Minor in that day, about 7 degrees east from Procyon. The coma has a visual brightness of 3rd magnitude, and a clear tail is stretching in southeast direction. You can see a wide dust tail and thin ion tail being overlapped each other.

2001Q4 NEAT on May 14, 2004

Bradfield on May 15, 2004

Copyright(c) 2004 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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