2002T7 LINEAR on Nov 23, 2003

Date & Time: Nov 23 2003, from 22:57 to 23:26 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
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...Auto

This is my first shot of comet 2002T7 LINEAR positioning in the constellation of Perseus. The comet has a coma with 9th magnitude and a short tail with 2 arc minutes in long toward southeast. Although there are still six months before the approach to the Earth, the comet is already showing us a glimpse of a great comet in spring of 2004.

2002T7 LINEAR on Dec 13, 2003

Encke on Nov 22, 2003

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