2002T7 LINEAR on Jun 5, 2004

Date & Time: Jun 5 2004, from 20:23 to 20:28 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 60 seconds exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=300mmF2.8 with conversion lens (f=420mm, Aperture: F4.0)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Minamimaki vil., Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

The comet LINEAR has appeared in evening lower southwestern sky again that had traveled to invisible celestial field from northern hemisphere in May.
Although the comet showed splendid figure in southern hemisphere countries, unfortunately the brightness of the comet become dimmer than prediction.
In that day the comet positioned at 2 degrees south of Alphard, alpha Hya, and has a visual brightness of about 6th magnitude and a short tail with a degree in length to southeastern direction.

Bradfield on Apr 29, 2004

2002T4 LINEAR on Apr 29, 2004

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