Comet Machholz on Dec 30, 2004


Date & Time: Dec 30 2004, from 18:15 to 18:29 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 90 seconds 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: Hitachi-Oota city, Ibaraki pref.

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





Date & Time: Dec 30 2004, from 18:41 to 18:55 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 90 seconds exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=300mmF2.8, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Hitachi-Oota city, Ibaraki pref.

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




This page shows you snaps of comet Machholz in end of year 2004. The comet has positioned in southwest region of Taurus, having a coma with a brightness of 3rd magnitude or so. The ion tail is stretched to northeast direction with a length of over 3 degrees. You can see the tail with several thin stripes being intertwined.




Machholz on Jan 1, 2005

Machholz on Dec 18, 2004


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