Antilhue - Chile

C/2002-X5 (Kudo-Fujikawa)
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Designation C/2002-X5 (Kudo-Fujikawa)
Object type Comet
Description Independently discovered mid-December 2002 by the two named japanese amateur astronomers, this comet proved to be on a parabolical path and will most likely never return to the sun. When the image was taken, the comet was visible in binoculars at around mag 6.0 low in the southwestern sky. The 75% waxing moon was bright in the sky. The multicolor streaks are star trails caused by the 3 times 4 images taken through the red, green and blue color filters; they document the comet's motion against the background of fixed stars.
Exposure RGB  8:8:8 min @ -5C, 2x2
Camera SBIG ST-10XE + CFW-8 filter wheel with SBIG/CS filter set
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 14Feb2003 - 01:10 UTC
Conditions Transparency 5,  Seeing 5, Temperature +24C