Comet Wild 2 on Feb 6, 2010

Date & Time: Feb 6 2010, from 25:05 to 25:35 JST(+0900)
Composed 4 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt Cassegrain with a conversion lens (f=1760mm, F7.1)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008 x 2000)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

The comet Wild 2 in that day has been positioned at 5.5 degrees north from Spica with a coma brightness of about 9th magnitude. In that day the southern skies were covered by thin haze, moreover the Moon light obstructed to record detailed structures of the comet.

Wild 2 on Feb 18, 2010

Wild 2 on early morning of Jan 23, 2010

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