Comet Machholz on Mar 19, 2005


Date & Time: Mar 19 2005, from 26:42 to 26:47 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




Diurnal motion of comet Machholz

Date & Time: Mar 19 2005, from 27:32 to 27:42 JST(+0900)
Composed 2 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm, f=70mm, Aperture: F4.0
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...ISO400, White Balance...Auto




The comet Machholz in that day has a coma brightness of 7th magnitude and dimmed tails stretched toward southern direction. The second image shows you the Polar Star and comet Machholz. A bluish dimmed trail in left hand side is the comet.




Machholz on Apr 8&9, 2005

Machholz on Mar 12, 2005


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