Comet Wirtanen on Mar 1, 2008

Date & Time: Mar 1 2008, from 19:07 to 19:38 JST(+0900)
Composed 6shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon with a conversion lens(f=742mm, F4.6)
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 Wirtanen in that day has been positioned at east region of Aries, about 7.5 degrees west from the Pleiades. The comet has been a fairly dimmed than last month, about 9th magnitude coma can be observed.

Wirtanen on Mar 8, 2008

Wirtanen on Feb 10, 2008

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