Comet 2007Q3 Siding Spring on early morning of Jan 23, 2010

Date & Time: Jan 22 2010, from 28:05 to 28:56 JST(+0900)
Composed 5 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a 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

The comet Siding Spring in that day has been positioned in western Bootes with a coma brightness of 9th magnitude and has a bit spread dust tail in west direction. It was good transparency condition, I could detect the tail with a length of over 15 arc minutes reached edge of this picture.

Siding Spring on Feb 6, 2010

Siding Spring on early morning of Jan 17, 2010

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