Comet Machholtz 1 on May 11, 2007

Date & Time: May 11 2007, from 26:11 to 26:29 JST(+0900)
Composed 5shots with 4 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATLUX Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

The comet Machholtz 1 at the tip of nose of Pegasus has a very dimmed coma with its brightness of about 13th magnitude, and can be detected indistinct dust tail and anti-tail. The brightness of comet will be down drastically from the day on, it will become soon that we cannot observe the comet of this return.

2006VZ13 LINEAR on Jun 15, 2007

Machholtz1 on Apr 28, 2007

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