Comet Tucker on Oct 15, 2004

Date & Time: Oct 15 2004, from 23:12 to 23:35 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 vil., Yamanashi pref.

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

Comet Tucker in this day was positioned in northern part of Pisces, showed me a dimmed coma with 10th magnitude in brightness. And this picture shows you an indistinct short tail stretched toward south.

Tucker on Oct 22, 2004

Gehrels 2 on Jan 8, 2005

Copyright(c) 2004 by Naoyuki Kurita, All rights reserved.
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