Comet Kushida on Jan 17, 2009

Date & Time: Jan 17 2009, from 19:17 to 19:42 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

The comet Kushida is lying just west of the Hyades in Taurus, we can detect a large greenish coma with an apparent diameter of over 10 arc minutes. A coma brightness can be estimated about 9th magnitude or so, and cannot be observed any tails.

Kushida on Jan 24, 2009

Broughton on Jan 17, 2009

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