Comet 2005E2 McNaught on Dec 24, 2005

Date & Time: Dec 24 2005, from 18:21 to 18:37 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 around a border between Capricornus and Aquarius, has an 11th magnitude coma and an indistinct fan-like tail in southern direction. And you can detect a dimmed greenish part surrounding the coma.

2005E2 McNaught on Jan 28, 2006

2005E2 McNaught on Dec 3, 2005

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