Comet Machholz & Pleiades, California Nebula

Date & Time: Jan 9 2005, 18:59 to 19:11, 19:11 to 19:23 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 images
Optical: MC Rokkor f=100mmF2.5, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

This image has captured around Taurus and Perseus with a medium-ranged photo lens. The comet Machholz has positioned in northwest of the Pleiades, and reddish California Nebula can be seen in upper part of picture. The comet will move toward north from that time on and pass just west of California Nebula.

Machholz on Jan 22, 2005

Movement of comet Machholz for 3 days

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