Movement of comet Machholz from Jan 7 to 9, 2005

Date & Time: Jan 7 2005, 22:11 to 22:18 JST(+0900), 4shots of 75sec. Exp.
Jan 8 2005, 20:18 to 20:24 JST(+0900), 4shots of 90sec. Exp.
Jan 9 2005, 20:45 to 20:51 JST(+0900), 4shots of 90sec. Exp.
3 images composed
Optical: TAMURON SP f=180mmF2.5, 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

You can see the movement of comet Machholz for 3 days in this composed image. The comet has moved northward just west of the Pleiades.

Machholz & Pleiades, California Nebula

Rendez-vous of comet Machholz & M45

Copyright(c) 2005 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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