Comet Lulin on Mar 28, 2009

Date & Time: Mar 28 2009, from 19:29 to 20:00 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

The comet Lulin in that day has been positioned in central Gemini vicinity, a 7th magnitude coma and a dimmed dust tail in east direction are observed. The greenish coma keeps its activity yet, but the comet is getting dimmer and smaller drastically.

Lulin on Apr 17, 2009

Lulin on Mar 20, 2009

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