Comet Hartlay 2 on Nov 27, 2010

Date & Time: Nov 27 2010, from 26:50 to 27:06 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon with a conversion lens (f=763mm, F4.8)
Auto guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Kujihama, Hitachi 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...ISO1600

The comet Hartlay 2 in that day has been positioned between two open clusters of M46 and M47 in Puppis, I could observe the comet with a binocular under Moonlight of the last quarter. The comet will move southward between the clusters, and turn its direction to north.

Hartlay2 on Dec 9, 2010

Hartlay2 on Nov 5, 2010

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