Comet Tsuchinshan 1 on Jan 21, 2005

Date & Time: Jan 21 2005, from 28:28 to 28:43 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 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

The comet Tsuchinshan1 in this day has been lying between Virgo and Coma Berenices, bathed in the Virgo Cluster with a 12th magnitude coma and indistinct tail stretched to west. A small nebula just south of comet is IC3501, a member galaxy of Virgo Cluster.

2005A1 LINEAR on Jan 21, 2005

Tsuchinshan1 on Jan 7, 2005

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