Comet Tuttle on Jan 26, 2008

Date & Time: Jan 26 2008, from 18:42 to 18:59 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 3 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro
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 Tuttle moving southward rapidly in that day has been positioned in southern region of Fornax. I couldn't detect the tails because of bad transparency condition in lower skies. The coma has a visual brightness of about 7th or 8th magnitude, fairly dimmed compared with it in beginning of Jan 2008. The comet Tuttle will not be able to observe at Japan on and after Feb 2008.

Wirtanen on Jan 5, 2008

Tuttle on Jan 13, 2008

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