2002T7 LINEAR on early morning of Apr 29, 2004


Date & Time: Apr 29 2004, from 03:54 to 03:55 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 15 seconds exposed
Optical: TAMURON SP f=300mmF2.8, Aperture: F2.8
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Daylight







Comet LINEAR(right) & Comet Bradfield(left)
Date & Time: Apr 29 2004, 03:47 JST(+0900), 20sec. Exp.
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=24mm, Aperture: F2.8)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Daylight




It's the comet 2002T7 LINEAR captured in dawn light. The comet has a dimmed tail stretched in southwest and a coma with 4th magnitude in brightness, same with it on Apr 25. Although it's very indistinct because of morning light, the tail has a length over 3 degrees stuck out from this picture.
And in that day I could observe two comets of 2002T7 LINEAR and Bradfield simultaneously in eastern lower sky.





2002T7 LINEAR on Jun 5, 2004

2002T7 LINEAR on Apr 25, 2004


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