Comet Gehrels2 on Oct 16, 2004

Date & Time: Oct 16 2004, from 26:58 to 27:34 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

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

Comet Gehrels 2 in this day is lying in western Taurus, about 8.4 degrees southwest from the Pleiades. The comet has a dimmed coma of 11th magnitude, but it has a clear nucleus, I could recognize it clearly through a telescope. This image shows you a short tail in western direction steretching clearly.

Gehrels 2 on Oct 22, 2004

Schwassmann-Wachmann1 on Oct 22, 2004

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