Comet Machholz on Mar 6, 2005


Date & Time: Mar 6 2005, from 19:15 to 19:29 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 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




Polaris & Comet Machholz

Date & Time: Mar 6 2005, from 19:32 to 19:48 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAMURON SP f=180mmF2.5, Aperture: F4.0
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 8bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




This image shows you the comet Machholz in March 2005 closing the Polar Star about 5 degrees. The comet has a brightness of about 6th magnitude and thin ion tail with a length of less than 1 degree.




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