Comet 2012X1 LINEAR on May 2, 2014

Date & Time: May 2 2014, from 27:03 to 27:20 JST(+0900)
Composed 5 shots with 4min. exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
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(5184×3456)

This image shows you the comet 2012X1 LINEAR about three months later of my previous obsevation. The comet has positioned in lower southeast dawn skies, around northeast region of Capricornus. An 8th magnitude coma and a thin dust tail stretched in west can be observed.
The comet has passed the perihelion, withdrawing from the sun but closing to the Earth gradually, so the comet has almost same apparent size during last several months. I can observe a visual diameter of the comet with about 5 arc minutes.
  The image has cropped with an equivalent f=2000mm. (View angle: 0.63×0.42°)

2012S1 ISON on early morning of Sep 29, 2013

2012X1 LINEAR on early morning of Feb 1, 2014

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