Comet Tsuchinshan1 on Jan 7, 2005

Date & Time: Jan 7 2005, from 26:05 to 26:31 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 8 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 this day has been observed in northwest region of Virgo, has a bluish coma with a brightness of 12th magnitude. And this image shows you a very indistinct short tail stretching toward west direction.

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