Comet Christensen on Nov 28, 2008

Date & Time: Nov 28 2008, from 21:52 to 22:16 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1760mm, F7.1)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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

This shot shows you the comet Christensen moving southward in the constellation of Cepheus. The comet has an unevolved tail but has a clear coma with visual brightness of about 10th magnitude.

Christensen on Dec 28, 2008

Christensen on Nov 23, 2008

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