Comet 2002V1 NEAT on Feb 1, 2003

Date & Time: Feb 1 2003, from 18:24 to 19:44 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 4min exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 12.5cm(4.9") fluorite refractor (f=1000mm, F8.0)
Auto-guided with VIXEN ATRUX Equotrial
Camera: VIXEN VX-1
Film: Fujicolor SUPERIA 1600
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

In this day I had luckily very clear evening sky and succeeded shooting the comet 2002V1 NEAT. A binocular shows me the coma with a brightness of about 5th magnitude. This image shows you the ion and dust tail being piled up.

Encke on Nov 22, 2003

2002V1 NEAT on Jan 25, 2003

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