Comet McNaught on Mar 4, 2006

Date & Time: Mar 4 2006, from 18:51 to 19:01 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 3 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...ISO1250

Comet McNaught in that day has been positioned in central region of Pisces, I could observe a 10th magnitude coma and a short tail in southwest direction. It was bad transparency in condition, although the comet has dimmed figure in this day, the comet has a maximum brightness when this picture has been taken.

Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 on Feb 4, 2006

McNaught on Jan 28, 2006

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