Comet Tsuchinshan 1 on Dec 22, 2004

Date & Time: Dec 22 2004, from 27:35 to 27:59 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: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024 x 2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

Comet Tsuchinshan 1 in that day has been positioned around hind legs of Leo, can be captured only bluish and diffused coma with a brightness of 12th magnitude. The tails cannot be detected in this picture.

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