Comet Lulin on early morning of Dec 29, 2008

Date & Time: Dec 28 2008, from 29:24 to 29:27 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 1 minutes exposed
Optical: TAMRON SP f=300mmF2.8, Aperture: F2.8
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
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 has captured the comet Lulin with a telephoto lens in lower southeast dawn skies, positioned around the head of Scorpius. I could dectect only greenish blued coma with 7th magnitude, hardly recognized tails because of bad transparency condition at lower skies. The comet will be brightened drastically from now on and can be observed in well-conditioned skies.

Lulin on early morning of Jan 25, 2009

Kushida on Mar 20, 2009

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