Comet Machholz on Mar 12, 2005

Date & Time: Mar 12 2005, from 23:44 to 23:53 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

The comet Machholz in that day has positioned about 5 degrees from Polaris, same as that taken a week ago. The comet has has a visual coma brightness of 6.5th magnitude and a ion tail about 1 degree or so.

Machholz on Mar 19, 2005

Machholz on Mar 6, 2005

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