2003K4 LINEAR on Aug 12, 2004

Date & Time: Aug 12 2004, from 20:19 to 20:30 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 was positioned on boundary between Bootes and Coma Berenices in that day, I cound catch the comet in binocular's field of view clearly in evening lower western sky. The comet has a coma brightness of about 6th magnitude, and this image shows you a long two tails stretching toward east with a length about 1.5 degrees.

2003K4 LINEAR on Nov 19, 2004

2003K4 LINEAR on Jul 23, 2004

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