Bradfield on early morning of May 15, 2004

Date & Time: May 15 2004, from 02:20 to 02:32 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 2 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
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

This image has captured the comet Bradfield in lower northeastern sky withdrawn from us in middle May. The comet has a coma brightness of 6.5 or 7th magnitude and a tail of 1.5 degrees in length. I couldn't catch it in field of view of my binocular because of mist and light pollution of Tokyo area.

2001Q4 NEAT on May 11, 2004

Bradfield on Apr 30, 2004

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