Comet Christensen on Oct 11, 2009

Date & Time: Oct 11 2009, from 19:02 to 19:22 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=160mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter
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

The comet Christensen in that day has been positioned in southwest edge of Aquila, can be observed with a coma brightness of about 10th magnitude. You can detect dimmed figure without detailed structures like tails.

Siding Spring on early morning of Dec 20, 2009

Christensen on Sep 20, 2009

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