1999S4 LINEAR on Jul 8, 2000

Date & Time: Jul 8 2000, 26:15, 26:30 & 26:46 JST(+0900), 10 to 15min. exposed each
Composed 3 images
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 & Meade Pictor 201XT
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Ektachrome E200 (+1EV pushed)
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

This image shows you Comet LINEAR crossing the Milky Way in Perseus. The comet had a brightness of about 7th magnitude, and portable binoculars could catch it easily. I detected the dust tail stretched about 30 arc minutes through a 2" binocular, and this shot indicates dimmed part of tail about 1 degree in length by using of the composing process.

1999S4 LINEAR on Jul 16, 2000

Comet LINEAR & Double-Clusters

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