Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (2 Aug. 2014)
After several days of cloudy weather, at Virtual Telescope we imaged comet C/2014 E2 Jacques again.
The image above comes from the average of 9, 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 less than 30 degrees above the horizon, with haze and humidity there: nonetheless, the ion tail is well visible, with intriguing details.
The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.
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