Comet 2003K4 LINEAR on Feb 11, 2005

Date & Time: Feb 11 2005, from 18:36 to 18:41 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 60 seconds exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP 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

The comet 2003K4 LINEAR in that day has positioned in lower evening south skies of Fornax. The comet has a dimmed 9th magnitude coma and a short tail with about 15 arc minutes in length in southeast direction. The comet will be down its brightness from now on but move to easy-observable position at northern hemisphere.

Schwassmann-Wachmann1 on Oct 22, 2004

2003K4 LINEAR on Nov 19, 2004

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