Comet Ikeya-Zhang on May 2, 2002

Date & Time: May 2 2002, 21:02 to 21:12 JST(+0900), 3 images composed with 5min. exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=180mmF2.5, Aperture: F2.5
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Satomi vil., Ibaraki pref.

In beginning of May 2002, comet Ikeya-Zhang was positioned around the head of Draco. The comet was a circumpolar star, we could observe in all nighttime. Although the coma can be observed easily, the tail can hardly be recognized through binoculars. This picture shows you a very faint ion tail being stretched toward southwest and a fan like dust tail.

Ikeya-Zhang on May 18, 2002

Ikeya-Zhang on Apr 29, 2002

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