Comet Machholz on Jan 22, 2005


Date & Time: Jan 22 2005, from 19:57 to 20:04 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 30 seconds exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP 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 22 2005, from 20:13 to 20:19 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 30 seconds exposed
Optical: TAMURON SP f=180mmF2.5, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP 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




These pictures has captured under bright Moonlit with a Moonage of 19. In this day the comet Machholz has positioned in central Perseus, about 3 degrees west of alpha Per and surrounding open cluster of Mel.20. You can see in the second image that alpha Per is lying just east of the comet, and there're uncountable faint stars belonging to Mel.20.




Machholz on Jan 30, 2005

Machholz & Pleiades, California Nebula


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