Comet 2009K5 McNaught on Jun 5, 2010


Date & Time: Jun 5 2010, from 24:15 to 24:37 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Mt. Mizuishi, Iwaki city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784 x 1848)
Device Size...DX format (24 x 16mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO6400




The comet 2009K5 McNaught in that day has positioned at central Camelopardalis, detected a 8th magnitude coma and a tail in north direction with a length of over 10 arc minutes. The comet has a sufficient evolved greenish ion composition surrounding coma, although passed its maximum brightness.




2009R1 McNaught on early morning of May 9, 2010

2009K5 McNaught on May 21, 2010


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