Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova on Mar 4, 2017

Date & Time: Mar 4 2017, from 24:36 to 25:13 JST(+0900)
Composed 10 shots with 4min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with LPS-D1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 6D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5472×3648)
Device Size...35×24mm, Sensitivity...ISO3200

The comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in that day has positioned around a border between Minor Leo and Leo in higher midnight skies. The coma has a visual brightness of about 10th magnitude. The comet has become fairly darker but I could capture a wide dust tail stretched in west direction due to the good transparency condition. Noe the comet is going away drastically from the Earth.
  View angle: 3.86×2.58°

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