Comet Tempel 1 on Apr 29, 2005

Date & Time: Apr 29 2005, from 20:42 to 21:02 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 6 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 about 1 degree northwest of epsilon Vir, having a coma with its brightness of 10th magnitude and a dimmed tail in south direction. it was bad transparency condition, I could not detect the comet clearly through a telescope with my naked eyes.

Tempel1 on Jun 25, 2005

Tempel1 on Apr 8, 2005

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