Comet Bradfield on early morning of Apr 30, 2004


Date & Time: Apr 30 2004, from 03:32 to 03:38 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 90 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: Hara vil., Nagano pref.

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







Comet Bradfield & M31
Date & Time: Apr 30 2004, 03:24 JST(+0900), 8min. Exp.
Optical: TAMRON SP f=180mmF2.5, Aperture: F2.5
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: Koheisha Astrocamera S & Horseman 6 x 7 Roll film holder
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1 pushed)
Location: Hara vil., Nagano pref.




This picture shows you the comet Bradfield captured in end of April 2004. The comet has a brightness of about 5th magnitude, but slightly darker than previous day. The comet is going away from us day by day, will be gloomy drastically from this time on. But in that day I could enjoy the comet's splendid long tail in northeastern dawn sky through a binocular.




Bradfield on May 15, 2004

Bradfield on Apr 29, 2004


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