Comet Machholz on May 7, 2005

Date & Time: May 7 2005, from 22:19 to 22:35 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano 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 May 2005 with brightness of about 8th magnitude. The comet has positioned in 50 arc minutes northeast of delta UMa, one of stars form the Big Dipper. You can detect a greenish dimmed coma and a short dust tail stretched toward west direction with its length of 15 arc minutes or so.

Tempel1 on Apr 8, 2005

Machholz on Apr 16, 2005

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