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Reports from Geisei Observatory <August 6, 2002>


• Photograph and observation data: C/2002 O6
The predictions for August were provided in theOAA Comet Section Reports August 5 Issue.The following are the results of observation at Geisei Observatory:
2002 UT        R.A(2000)    Decl.        m1
Aug. 2.78802   4 09 28.90  -10 20 57.3   8.5
     4.78389   4 36 11.93   -3 55 36.7   6.5
     4.79201   4 36 18.92   -3 53 54.5
This photograph was taken at 4 am on August 5 by Geisei's 60cm reflector. It was easy even in a smaller aperture comet seeker during a routine sweeping. m1=6.5,  D=10'.
The tail was not visible. It is moving northward very fast and will be a binocular object throughout summer.
[C/2002 O6 ̎ʐ^]
C/2002 O6
3:52 August 5, 2002
3-minute exposure on TP6415
60cm f/3.5 reflector at Geisei Observatory






Copyright (C) 2002 Tsutomu Seki.