Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (31 Aug. 2014)

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: 31 Aug. 2014

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: 31 Aug. 2014

At Virtual Telescope we ended August observing comet C/2014 E2 Jacques on 31 Aug. 2014.

The image above comes from 9, 180-seconds exposures, remotely taken with the  17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope.  They were median combined to remove the interference by the stars as much as possible. The telescope’s mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet. The ion tail is quite faint, confirming its steady fading. fading.

The image was carefully processed and nonlinear stretching was used to show both the bright central condensation and faint tail details.

The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.

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