Comet Machholz on Jan 30, 2005


Date & Time: Jan 30 2005, from 18:49 to 18:54 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 90 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 30 2005, from 21:24 to 21:28 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 75 seconds exposed
Optical:
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




The comet Machholz with a brightness of about 4th magnitude in that day has positioned in Cassiopeia, about 6 degrees northeast from the Double Clusters. But unfortunately it was covered by thin clouds this evening, I couldn't capture clear structures of tails of comet. Actually the comet is lying just near vast diffused nebulae in Cassiopeia of IC1805 and IC1848, but this image cannot show you them.




Machholz on Feb 5, 2005

Machholz on Jan 22, 2005


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