Comet Tempel 1 on Apr 8, 2005

Date & Time: Apr 8 2005, from 21:44 to 22:06 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 7 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 8bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

The comet Tempel 1 in that day has positioned in northern edge of Virgo with a brightness of about 11th magnitude. This is my first observation of the comet. This image has captured that the comet has a short tail in west direction. The comet Tempel 1 will brighten up to about 8 or 9th magnitude in July 2005.

Tempel1 on Apr 29, 2005

Machholz on May 7, 2005

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