Comet Tuttle on Dec 31, 2007


Date & Time: Dec 31 2007, from 17:57 to 18:17 JST(+0900)
Composed 6shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

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




f=200mm telephoto (Comet Tuttle & M33)

Date & Time: Dec 31 2007, from 18:05 to 18:15 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor 80-200mmF2.8 (f=200mm, Aperture: F2.8)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Hitachi-oota city, Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872 x 2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




The comet Tuttle in that day has been positioned in Triangulum with a visual brightness of about 6th magnitude almost in its maximum. I can detect the greenish blued coma clearly with a binocular. This image shows you a dimmed ion tail stretched in ENE direction.
And in that day a spiral galaxy of M33 has been positioned at 2 degrees north of the comet.





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Tuttle on Dec 14, 2007


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