Comet Bradfield on early morning of Apr 29, 2004


Date & Time: Apr 29 2004, from 03:30 to 03:34 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 30 seconds exposed
Optical: TAMURON SP f=300mmF2.8, Aperture: F2.8
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800, White Balance...Auto







Comet Bradfield & M31
Date & Time: Apr 29 2004, from 03:41 to 03:43 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 30 seconds exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm (f=50mm, Aperture: F3.6)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

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




In that day the comet Bradfield was positioned near a border between Pisces and Andromeda, it came in my field of view from northeast horizon in dawn light. A splendid and long tail has stretched perpendicular to the horizon. The comet had a brightness of coma of about 5th magnitude. And the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is lying about 10 degrees north from the comet, the second picture shows you the comet's tail is stretching to almost same height with M31.




Bradfield on Apr 30, 2004

2002T7 LINEAR on Jun 5, 2004


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