2002T7 LINEAR on Dec 27, 2003

Date & Time: Dec 27 2003, from 19:27 to 19:51 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 7 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 image shows you the comet LINEAR in the constellation of northern Pisces. In that day the comet was positioned about 3.5 degrees southwest of M33 in Triangulum. The comet has a tail with its length of about 10 arc minutes, and greenish ion gas is covering the whole of coma.

2002T7 LINEAR on Jan 31, 2004

2002T7 LINEAR on Dec 13, 2003

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