Comet Ikeya-Zhang on evening of Feb 23, 2002

Date & Time: Feb 23 2002, 18:23 to 18:26 & 18:27 to 18:30 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 images
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX-200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Konicacolor New Centuria 800
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Comet Ikeya-Zhang in this evening had a visual magnitude of about 6, and it's reported that the comet has a clear dust tail stretching to east (left direction in this image). But unfortunately I couldn't detect the tail because of Moon light and thin clouds covering in western lower sky. I could see only bluish green come though telescope.

Ikeya-Zhang on Mar 8 & 9, 2002

Ikeya-Zhang on Feb 10, 2002

Copyright(c) 2002 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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