Comet 2009P1 Garradd on early morning of Jan 28, 2012

Date & Time: Jan 27 2012, from 28:08 to 28:25 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184 x 3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800

The comet 2009P1 Garradd in that day has been positioned at about 2 degrees northeast of pi Herculis. Although it was not so good condition with haze, you can detect 6th magnitude coma and two tails of dust in east and ionized one in northwest directions, respectively.

Garradd on Feb 18, 2012

Garradd on early morning of Dec 30, 2011

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