Comet Tempel 1 on Jun 25, 2005

Date & Time: Jun 25 2005, from 20:42 to 21:13 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 9 minutes exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(3.9") VISAC with conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D70 (Remodeled)
Location: Subashiri halfway up Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1000

The comet Tempel 1 in that day has positioned just 5 degrees north from Spica, alpha Vir. This is my first shot for last two months, I could not detect major changes except that the comet has become a bit brightened. This image shows you the comet 10 days prior to the "Deep Impact " mission planned to execute by NASA.

Giacobini-Zinner on early morning of May 21, 2005

Tempel 1 on Apr 29, 2005

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