Comet Tucker on Dec 11, 2004

Date & Time:Dec 11 2004, from 19:09 to 19:33 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

The comet tucker in this day positioned at northern part of Andromeda has a 11th magnitude coma. The comet has passed the perihelion on Dec 6, but the comet is leaving from the Earth, will drop the brightness little by little from this time on.

Tsuchinshan1 on Dec 22, 2004

Tucker on Nov 20, 2004

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