1999S4 LINEAR on Jan 7, 2000

Date & Time: Jan 7 2000, 21:49 JST(+0900), 30min. Exp.
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with concersion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Fujicolor Super G Ace 400
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

This is a shot of comet LINEAR in January 2000. At that time the comet was lying in the constellation of Triangulum and had about 13th magnitude. The brightness was almost the lower limit to capture with amateur telescope. I couldn't detect the comet with naked eyes through the telescope, somehow recorded on long- exposed film. The comet moved toward WSW during 30 minutes exposure, this image represent the comet slight stretched.

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Leonids in 2000

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