Comet Tucker on Oct 22, 2004

Date & Time: Oct 22 2004, from 24:03 to 24:22 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 6 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 that day has positioned in northern Pisces, almost same with that a week ago (Oct 16). The comet had shown me a coma with brightness of about 10th magnitude, a bit brighter than that of prediction. This picture has captured under Moonlit, but you can recognize an indistinct tail in south direction.

Tucker on Nov 20, 2004

Tucker on Oct 15, 2004

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