Comet Lulin on Apr 17, 2009

Date & Time: Apr 17 2009, from 21:08 to 21:20 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 5 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

This image shows you the comet Lulin in April 2009, fading away the distance from us. The comet has a coma brightness of about 10th magnitude, and has a very dimmed dust tail in eastern direction. The comet Lulin will close to the sun from now on, and be unobservable after end of this May.

Itagaki on Mar 20, 2009

Lulin on Mar 28, 2009

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