Comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: a new image (18 July 2014)
After a few days, the Virtual Telescope observed again comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina, while it is leaving the inner Solar System and constantly fading.
The image above comes from 19, 180-seconds exposures, median combined to remove the presence of the stars and leave the comet well visible in its complete morphology. They were remotely taken with the 17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. As always, the telescope’s mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet.
The image scale is 1.26″/pixel, North is on the right, East on the top.
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