Comet Garradd on Nov 25, 2006

Date & Time: Nov 25 2006, from 23:47 to 24:13 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

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

The comet Garradd, I have observed the first time, is positioned in Cancer with its visual brightness of 9th magnitude. The comet has a dimmed bluish coma without tails.

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Copyright(c) 2006 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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