Comet Wirtanen on Mar 8, 2008


Date & Time: Mar 8 2008, from 19:03 to 19:19 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots 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




f=200mm telephoto (Comet Wirtanen & The Pleiades)

Date & Time: Mar 8 2008, from 19:02 to 19:19 JST(+0900)
Composed 4shots with 5 minutes exposed
Optical: AF zoom-Nikkor ED f=80-200mmF2.8 (f=200mm, Aperture: F2.8)
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872~2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




The comet Wirtanen in that day has been positioned just 4 degrees north of the Pleiades, I can take these two objects only with a telephoto lens. The coma has a coma with its brightness of about 9th magnitude, almost same with that in last week.




Wirtanen on Apr 5, 2008

Wirtanen on Mar 1, 2008


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