Comet 2009P1 Garradd on Aug 5, 2011

Date & Time: Aug 5 2011, 27:15 JST(+0900), 5min. exposed
Optical: BORG 60ED II, with a conversion lens (f=297mm, F5.0)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(2784 x 1848)
Device Size...DX format (24 x 16mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO2500

The comet 2009P1 Garradd in that day has been positioned at about 3 degrees northwest of a globular cluster of M15 in tip of the nose of Pegasus. The comet has a coma brightness of about 8th magnitude and a short tail in southeast direction. I could appreciate the comet paralleling with M15 through a binocular.

Garradd on Aug 10, 2011

Garradd on Jul 5, 2011

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