Comet Barnard 2 on Aug 4, 2006


Date & Time: Aug 4 2006, from 23:55 to 24:09 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 4 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1000




Barnard 2 & M13

Date & Time: Aug 4 2006, from 23:52 to 24:06 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 4 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 (f=200mm, Aperture: F2.8)
with IDAS LPS-P1 light-pollution supression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto




The comet Barnard 2 in that day has been positioned central of Hercules, about 4 degrees southeast from M13 with its coma brightness of about 8th magnitude. The comet has about the brightest coma in that day, and we can chase the comet from now on getting dimmer slightly.




Barnard 2 on Aug 19, 2006

Barnard 2 on Jul 29, 2006


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