Comet 2009K5 McNaught on early morning of May 9, 2010

Date & Time: May 8 2010, from 26:43 to 27:09 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...ISO800

This picture shows you the comet 2009R1 McNaught of my first observation, the comet has been positioned around southern region of Pegasus, I could detect only small greenish-blued coma. The comet has no clear tails because of the glare of Moon with an age of 24.

2009R1 McNaught on early morning of May 18, 2010

2009K5 McNaught on Jun 5, 2010

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