Comet Lovejoy on May 11, 2007


Date & Time: May 11 2007, from 24:40 to 24:54 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 4 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 moved to eastern Draco, being a circumpole. The coma has been dimmed to 9th magnitude but a clear tail can be observed being stretched to south.




Lovejoy on May 26, 2007

Lovejoy on Apr 28, 2007


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