2003K4 LINEAR on Jul 23, 2004

Date & Time: Jul 23 2004, from 22:00 to 22:12 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

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

The comet 2003K4 LINEAR is positioned in Bootes in that day, I can observe clearly its greenish blued coma with a brightness of 7th magnitude. And this image shows you a short and V-shaped tail stretching toward east. It's predicted that the comet will brighten over 6th magnitude in autumn of 2004.

2003K4 LINEAR on Aug 12, 2004

2004H6 SWAN on Jul 23, 2004

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