Comet Lovejoy on Apr 28, 2007

Date & Time: Apr 28 2007, from 26:11 to 26:22 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

The comet Lovejoy in that day has been positioned around between Herucles and Lyra, I could catch the 7th magnitude coma and a short tail in southwest direction under Moonlight. The comet will fall its brightness from the day on, but it'll be observed in good condition during May 2007.

Lovejoy on May 11, 2007

Lovejoy on early morning of Apr 15, 2007

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