Comet NEAT setting to Mt. Fuji (May 14, 2004)

Date & Time: May 14 2004, 21:30 JST(+0900), 90sec. Exp.
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=85mm, Aperture: F4.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equotorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE (3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Daylight

This picture shows you the Comet NEAT setting to range of Mt. Fuji. The Comet NEAT in that dat has positioned in Cancer, you can see the Praesepe(M44) in upper right. And the comet has an dimmed ion tail stretching to edge of the picture.

Emphasized image of comet NEAT
This image has emphasized the bluish ion tail. You can detect the tail with a length of over 15 degrees.

2001Q4 NEAT on May 21, 2004

2001Q4 NEAT on May 11, 2004

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