Comet Kudo-Fujikawa on early morning of Dec 29, 2002

Date & Time: Dec 28 2002, from 29:10 to 29:26 JST(+0900)
5 images composed with 3min. exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATRUX Equotrial
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Fujicolor SUPERIA 1600
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Comet Kudo-Fujikawa in this day was positioned between Herucules and Lyra, appeared in lower northeast sky before the dawn. The comet has a visual brightness about 6 or 7th magnitude, and this image shows you a dimmed ion tail stretched toward NNW.
The comet will travel to southern region from now on and getting harder and harder to observe in dawn sky.

Kudo-Fujikawa on Mar 9, 2003

Ikeya-Zhang on May 18, 2002

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