Comet Hartlay 2 on Oct 10, 2010


f=1278mm prime focus

Date & Time: Oct 10 2010, from 22:49 to 23:20 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Kita-ibaraki city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200





f=530mm prime focus

Date & Time: Oct 10 2010, from 20:02 to 20:26 JST(+0900)
Composed 8 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Bobata, Ishikawa town, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200





f=135mm telephoto (Comet Hartlay2 &IC1805, IC1848)

Date & Time: Oct 10 2010, from 20:09 to 20:24 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mm (f=135mm, Aperture: F2.8)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Bobata, Ishikawa town, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872 x 2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




This page shows you the comet Hartlay2 at almost its closest position to Earth, the comet can be observed at northern Perseus with 5th magnitude in brightness. The comet had a coma with diameter of over 30 arc minutes, can hardly be detected with naked eyes because the coma has been widely distributed. These images catch a short dust tail in southwest direction. In that day the comet has been positioned about 5 degrees south of reddish nebulae of IC1805 and IC1848 in Cassiopeia.




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