Comet 2003T4 LINEAR on Feb 11, 2005

Date & Time: Feb 11 2005, from 28:30 to 28:50 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
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 2003T4 LINEAR in this day has been lying in lower dawn eastern skies, bathed in the Milky Way of Sagitta. I could detect a dimmed coma with 10th magnitude and an indistinct tail in NNW direction.

2003T4 LINEAR on early morning of Mar 20, 2005

2003T4 LINEAR on Jan 7, 2005

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