Comet 2009K5 McNaught on Apr 17, 2010

Date & Time: Apr 17 2010, from 26:32 to 27:23 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 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 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 2009K5 McNaught in that day has been positioned around 6.5 degrees northwest of Deneb, has a striking coma with 8th magnitude in brightness and an indistinct dust tail in soughtwest direction. The comet has a coma brightness in almost maximum, is moving north with drastic speed.

2009K5 McNaught on May 8, 2010

2009K5 McNaught on Mar 21, 2010

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