Comet Machholz on Nov 6, 2004

Date & Time: Nov 6 2004, from 24:16 to 24:52 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP 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 Machholtz in the constellation of Columba has a brightness of about 8th magnitude, and has a clear but short tail in northwest direction. It was a bit hazy condition, but I could catch the comet with binocular and telescope, recognize the figure easily.

Machholz on Nov 9, 2004

Machholz on Oct 22 & 23, 2004

Copyright(c) 2004 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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