Comet Lulin on Mar 20, 2009


f=1600mm prime focus

Date & Time: Mar 20 2009, from 20:31 to 21:01 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: Mar 20 2009, from 19:51 to 20:17 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 5 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...ISO1600





The comet Lulin in that day has been positioned in Gemini, going away from the Earth drastically. I could detect a 7th magnitude coma and a short dust tail. The comet has become smaller and dimmer than that observed in last week clearly, hardly detectable with small binoculars.




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Lulin on Mar 14, 2009


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