Comet Christensen on Sep 20, 2009

Date & Time: Sep 20 2009, from 20:16 to 20:42 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAHASHI JP 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...ISO800

The comet Christensen in that day has been positioned in central region of Aquila, can be observed with a coma brightness of about 9th magnitude. The comet has a whitish coma with gaseous composition, you can recognize that has been distributed in eastern direction.

Christensen on Oct 11, 2009

Christensen on Aug 14, 2009

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