Comet 2012X1 LINEAR on early morning of Feb 1, 2014

Date & Time: Jan 31 2014, from 28:17 to 28:32 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3min. 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: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Hiraiso, Hitachi-naka city, Ibaraki pref.

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

This image shows you the comet 2012X1 LINEAR about a months later of my previous obsevation. The comet has positioned in lower eastern dawn skies, around 10 degrees southeast of alpha Ophiuchi (Ras Alhague). A 9 magnitude coma and a thin dust tail stretched in northwest can be observed.
  The image has cropped with an equivalent f=1350mm. (View angle: 0.94×0.63°)

2012X1 LINEAR on May 2, 2014

2012X1 LINEAR on early morning of Jan 5, 2014

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