Rendez-vous of comet Machholz & M45 (Jan 7 & 8, 2005)


Date & Time: Jan 7 2005, from 21:06 to 21:10 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 75 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: 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





Date & Time: Jan 8 2005, from 19:41 to 19:49 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 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: 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




We can appreciate a rare rendez-vous event of comet Machholz and the Pleiades (M45) on Jan 7 and 8, 2005. The comet Machholz on Jan 7 has a long and bluish ion tail over 4 degrees in length, almost crosses the field of image.




Movement of Machholz from Jan 7 to 9

Machholz on Jan 9, 2005


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