Comet 2003T4 LINEAR in early morning of Mar 20, 2005

Date & Time: Mar 19 2005, from 28:37 to 28:40 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 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

The comet 2003T4 LINEAR has a diameter of 3 arc minutes and 7th magnitude, mech brighter and larger than that taken a month ago. And this image shows you a dimmed tail with a length of 20 arc minutes stretched western direction.

Machholz on Oct 16, 2004

2003T4 LINEAR on Feb 11, 2005

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