Comet Kushida on Feb 14, 2009


Date & Time: Feb 14 2009, from 18:51 to 19:25 JST(+0900)
Composed 5 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




This image shows you a shot of comet Kushida lying about 5degrees east of Aldebaran in Taurus. The comet has a griinish coma with a visual brightness of 9th or 10th magnitude and distribution with a diameter of over 10 arc minutes




Kushida on Mar 20, 2009

Kushida on Jan 24, 2009


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