Comet Gehrels 2 on Nov 20, 2004

Date & Time: Nov 20 2004, from 24:23 to 24:47 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 7 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, 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 Gehrels 2 in this day lying in eastern region of Aries. The comet has brightned to 10th magnitude, about 1 mag. brighter than prediction. This picture shows you the comet with a clear tail longer than that in last month although the comet had passed the prehelion position.

Gehrels 2 on Dec 18, 2004

Gehrels 2 on Oct 16, 2004

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