Comet Barnard 2 on Aug 19, 2006

Date & Time: Aug 19 2006, from 21:54 to 22:07 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

The comet Barnard 2 in that day is lying in northern part of Hercules, I could detect a greenish blued coma with a brightness of about 8.5th magnitude or so. This image shows you the coma is distributed slightly in west direction.

Faye on Aug 19, 2006

Barnard 2 on Aug 4, 2006

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