Comet 81P/Wild: an image (06 Nov. 2015)

Comet 81P/Wild: 06 Nov. 2015

Comet 81P/Wild: 06 Nov. 2015

On 6 Nov. 2015, at Virtual Telescope we imaged comet 81P/Wild: this object was visited in 2004 by the Nasa’s Stardust space mission.

The image above comes from the average of five, 180-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. Binning 2×2, with a resulting scale of 1.2″/pixel. The robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion of the comet.

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