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Reports from Geisei Observatory <May 24, 2004>

• Photographs of C/2001 Q4(NEAT) and C/2004 F4 (Bradfield)
    C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) is not visible to the naked eye due to brightness in the western sky. It is 6.5 magnitude and the photograph shows a faint streaky tail.

    C/2004 F4 (Bradfield) shows a tail glowing at 11.5 magnitude in the 20cm telescope. It looks like a miniature version of the grand appearance of this comet when it was seen near the sun.

C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)
10-minute exposure from 20:42 J.S.T., May 24
60cm f/3.5 reflector
TP6415 film

C/2004 F4 (Bradfield)
11-minute exposure from 03:02 J.S.T., May 25
60cm f/3.5 reflector
TP6415 film

Copyright (C) 2004 Tsutomu Seki.