Comet Machholz on Feb 5, 2005


Date & Time: Feb 5 2005, from 19:26 to 19:40 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 90 seconds exposed
Optical: TAMURON SP f=300mmF2.8, 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





Date & Time: Feb 5 2005, 19:09 to 19:29, 19:29 to 19:49 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 images
Optical: SMC PENTAX f=165mmF2.8, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: PENTAX 67
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.




The Comet Machholz in this day has reached northern region of Cassiopeia, moved to the position of circumpolar. The comet has a coma brightness of 4th or 5th magnitude, began to drop its brightness gradually. But we can observe a long ion tail with a length over 3 degrees yet.
And the second image shows you the comet Machholz and Double-Clusters, diffused nebulae of IC1805 & IC1848 captured with a telephoto lens.





Machholz on Feb 11, 2005

Machholz on Jan 30, 2005


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