Comet 2012K5 LINEAR on Jan 12, 2013

Date & Time: Jan 12 2013, from 18:53 to 19:36 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain, with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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

The comet 2012K5 LINEAR has passed the Big Dipper in end of 2012, moved to southern part of a winter constellations of Taurus in that day. The comet has a coma with a brightness of about 9th magnitude, a bit darker than that in previous observation, and has a dust tail in northeast direction of about 20 arc minutes in length. The comet will move to southwest from now on getting dimmer gradually.

PanSTARRS on Aug 19, 2012

2012K5 LINEAR on Dec 22, 2012

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