Comet Gehrels 2 on Oct 22, 2004

Date & Time: Oct 22 2004, from 27:13 to 27:38 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

The comet Gehrels 2 in this day lying in western region of Taurus has a 11th magnitude coma and a clear tail in west direction. This day was 3 days before the perihelion, it has a bit longer tail than that captured last week. This picture shows you that about 15 arc minutes in length.

Gehrels 2 on Nov 20, 2004

Gehrels 2 on Oct 16, 2004

Copyright(c) 2004 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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