Comet 2003K4 LINEAR on Nov 19, 2004

Date & Time: Nov 19 2004, from 28:48 to 28:59 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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

Comet 2003K4 LINEAR has appeared again in lower southeast skies in dawn of Nov 2004 after observed in western evening sky of summer. In that day the comet has 7th magnitude brightness and dimmed tail in west direction. And this image shows you that the comet has a clear anti-tail in northeast (upper left). We can estimate the anti-tail has about 20 arc minutes in length from this image.

2003K4 LINEAR on Feb 11, 2005

2003K4 LINEAR on Aug 12, 2004

Copyright(c) 2004 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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