Comet Lulin on early morning of Feb 1, 2009


f=1600mm prime focus

Date & Time: Jan 31 2009, from 27:53 to 28:24 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 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





f=530mm prime focus

Date & Time: Jan 31 2009, from 28:00 to 28:32 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872 x 2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




The comet Lulin in that day lying in Libra has a visual brightness of about 5th or 6th magnitude, has become a naked-eye comet. The comet has an anti-tail in east with a length of about 20 arc minutes, and a thin but fairly long dust tail in west direction over 1.2 degrees in length.




Lulin on early morning of Feb 7, 2009

Lulin on early morning of Jan 25, 2009


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