Comet Machholz on Nov 9, 2004

Date & Time: Nov 9 2004, from 26:04 to 26:17 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 2 minutes exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=300mmF2.8 with conversion lens (f=420mm, F4.0)
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

A reversed and emphasized image of upper one

This image has captured the comet Machholz at a halfway up Mt. Fuji 2000 meters above sea level. A lower emphasized image shows you a very dimmed but long ion tail stretched northwest direction with a length of about 1 degree. The comet looks being getting activated steady closing to the Earth.

Machholz on Nov 12, 2004

Machholz on Nov 6, 2004

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