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Reports from Geisei Observatory <January 30, 2004>

• Photos of C/2002 T7(LINEAR) and C/2003 H1(LINEAR)
   C/2002 T7 (LINEAR) is still at 8th magnitude, but rather difficult to observe low in the evening western sky. I have an impression that the tail has grown a little longer (Photo 1).
    While reading the Comet Handbook for 2003, I found that C/2003 H1 (LINEAR) was relatively bright in the morning sky and turned the 60cm telescope to it. The photo is of a multiple exposure (12 shots). This is the way a moving object is to be discovered. The tail's PA is 330°.
    P/2004 A1 is at about 18.0 magnitude, not very bright.
    C/2003 V1(LINEAR) is at 17th magnitude and easy to photograph.
    These are from January 29 (UT) data.

Photo 1 C/2002 T7 (LINEAR)
19.30 - 19.43 (J.S.T.) January 19, 2004
60cm f/3.5 reflector on TP6415 film

Photo 2 C/2003 H1 (LINEAR)
4.14 - 4.39 (J.S.T.) January 29, 2004
60cm f/3.5 reflector on TP6415 film

Copyright (C) 2004 Tsutomu Seki.