Comet 2005E2 McNaught on Dec 3, 2005

Date & Time: Dec 3 2005, from 18:05 to 18:21 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

Comet McNaught in that day has been positioned in lower south west evening skies in the constellation of Capricornus. The comet has a dimmed coma with a brightness of about 11th magnitude and thin tail stretched toward south east. It's estimated that the comet will move to north east, and brightened about 10th magnitude in Jan from Mar 2006.

2005E2 McNaught on Dec 24, 2005

Giacobini-Zinner on early morning of May 21, 2005

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