Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 on Sep 23, 2006

Date & Time: Sep 23 2006, from 24:38 to 24:58 JST(+0900)
Composed 3shots with 9 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1250

This image shows you the component C of Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 went off into the distance from the Earth captured after an interval of four months. In that day the comet is lying in southern part of Cetus and has a visual brightness of 15th magnitude or so. And the comet has an indistinct tail in northwest direction.

Pojmanski on Mar 4, 2006

Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 in early morning of May 20, 2006

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