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Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina: an image (03 Dec. 2015)

Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina: 03 Dec. 2015

Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina: 03 Dec. 2015

After waiting for quite a lot of time, comet C/2013 US10 Catalina is finally showing in the northern skies. This comet has a good potential to be a nice comet in the next weeks, perfect in time for the Christmas season. At Virtual Telescope we plan to track it as long as possible.

The image above comes from the average of ten, 60-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked the target during imaging. The object was at ONLY 16 degrees above the SE horizon, while the sky was already significantly bright, because of the morning twilight. Despite these severe limitations, the comet still shows beautifully.

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