Comet 2002V1 NEAT on Jan 25, 2003

Date & Time: Jan 25 2003, from 18:37 to 19:01 JST(+0900)
Composed 9 shots with 60sec exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10")Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens,
afocal method with LV25mm eyepiece
Synthesized focal length f=384mm (equivalent f=2560mm in 35mm film format)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Casio QV2800UX
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Mode...1600 x 1200 FINE
Lens...f=6.0mm (equivalent f=40mm in 35mm film format), stop: F3.2
CCD sensitivity...ISO320, White Balance...Daylight

Comet 2002V1 NEAT was positioned in the western Pisces in this day, I could detect it through a portable binocular. The comet has a visual brightness of about 6th magnitude, and has a dimmed ion tail stretched toward east. But thin clouds prevented me shooting clearly.

2002V1 NEAT on Feb 1, 2003

Kudo-Fujikawa on Mar 9, 2003

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