Comet Lovejoy on May 26, 2007

Date & Time: May 26 2007, from 21:15 to 21:34 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & 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

This image shows you the comet Lovejoy positioned at center of Draco under the Moonlight. The dimmed coma has a visual brightness of about 11th magnitude, and cannot be detected tail because of influence of Moonlight.

Machholtz 1 on Apr 28, 2007

Lovejoy on May 11, 2007

Copyright(c) 2007 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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