Comet 2009P1 Garradd on Jul 5, 2011

Date & Time: Jul 5 2011, from 25:43 to 25:53 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 2 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184 x 3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

This image is my first observation of comet 2009P1 Garradd, positioned at about 7 degrees ESE of theta Peg., eastern region of the constellation. The comet has an 8th magnitude coma and fan-like dust tail in southern direction with its length of about 5 arc minutes. It was not so good condition of thin clouds covered, but indistinct greenish ionized composition could be detected surrounding the coma.
This image has been trimmed to equivalent focal length of 1000mm.

Garradd on Aug 5, 2011

Hartlay 2 on Dec 9, 2010

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