Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy: a new image (29 Dec. 2014)

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy: 29 Dec. 2014

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy: 29 Dec. 2014

On 29 Dec. 2014, despite the bright waxing Moon, we imaged comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy again.

The image above comes from the average of seven, 120-seconds unfiltered exposures, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked at the apparent rate of the comet.

The object was at 25 deg. of altitude above the horizon. A bright waxing Moon was relatively high on the west, making harder to see the faint features of the ion tail.

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