Comet 2005E2 McNaught on Jan 28, 2006

Date & Time: Jan 28 2006, from 18:12 to 18:22 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade 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 positioned in western edge of Pisces near a border to Aquarius. The comet has a coma brightness of about 10th magnitude and a short anti-tail stretching toward southwest with its length of about 3 arc minutes.

2005E2 McNaught on Mar 4, 2006

2005E2 McNaught on Dec 24, 2005

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