Comet 2009R1 McNaught on early morning of Jun 6, 2010


Date & Time: Jun 5 2010, from 25:34 to 25:57 JST(+0900)
Composed 12 shots with 2 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, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200





Comet 2009R1 McNaught & NGC752

Date & Time: Jun 5 2010, from 26:15 to 26:20 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 30sec. exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 80-200mmF2.8D (f=200mm, Aperture: F3.2)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Mt. Mizuishi, Iwaki city, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600




The comet 2009R1 McNaught in that day has been positioned in eastern Andromeda, closed to an open cluster of NGC752 with about a degree in apparent angle. The comet of 6th magnitude in brightness became drastically brighter and bigger compared with it of last observation, I could catch it easily with a portable binocular in spite of the glare of last quarter of Moon. An upper picture shows you the comet has an evolved stripe-like structures of ion tail with length of over 20 arc minutes.




2009R1 McNaught on early morning of Jun 12, 2010

2009R1 McNaught on early morning of Jun 1, 2010


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