Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (26 July 2014)
Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques was observed again early on 26 July, even if under less-than-ideal conditions.
The image above comes from the average of 6, 180-seconds exposures, remotely taken with the 17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The telescope’s mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet. At the imaging time, the comet was at ONLY 22 degrees above the horizon: despite this, the ion tail is very well visible, with intriguing details.
The image scale is 1.5″/pixel.
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