Antilhue - Chile

C/2002 T7 (LINEAR)
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Designation C/2002 T7 (LINEAR)
Object type Comet
Coordinates at exposure time 07h33min  -1744'  (Puppis) 
Description Although not quite as interesting in structure as the other comet that was visible around the same time (see C/2001 Q4 here) there is still an indication of a shortened dust tail.  The open clusters M46 and M47 are a short distance away from  this field of view, which is just under 2 degrees wide.
Exposure RGB 4:4:4 min @ -18C - 2x2 - all exposures 30 s.
Guiding SmartGuide, Astro-Physics' variable rate tracking tool
Camera SBIG ST-10XE + SBIG CFW-8 with Astrodon Tru-Balance filter set.
Optics Astro-Physics 105mm Traveler with 0.75x reducer
Mount Astro-Physics AP900GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11, Adobe Photoshop CS
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 24May2004 - 23:40 UTC
Conditions Transparency 8,  Seeing 6, Temperature +8C