Comet 2009K5 McNaught on May 8, 2010

Date & Time: May 8 2010, from 22:23 to 22:49 JST(+0900)
Composed 5 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon with a conversion lens (f=628mm, F4.8)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Sendaihira, Tamura city, Fukushima 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 at 5 degrees west of beta Cep., a northern tip star of Cephei pentagon. Now the comet has become a circumpole star, can be detected an 8th magnitude coma and a short dust tail in west direction.

2009K5 McNaught on May 15, 2010

2009K5 McNaught on Apr 17, 2010

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