Comet Pojmanski on early morning of Apr 1, 2006

Date & Time: Mar 31, 2006, from 27:56 to 28:12 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 5 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...ISO1250

The comet Pojmanski in that day is lying at eastern edge of Milky Way of Lacerta. I can observe it in lower northeast dawn skies with its coma brightness of about 8th magnitude. It was bad transparency condition, I could not capture the dust tail clearly, but this image shows you a dimmed dust tail in northwest direction with its length of 2 or 3 arc minutes.

Pojmanski on early morning of Apr 22, 2006

Pojmanski on early morning of Mar 5, 2006

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