Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught)

Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught)

Comet C/2009 R1 (McNaught)

Comet C/2009 R1 has been a very interesting object in June 2010, when it reached a nice brightness, becoming visible to the naked eye.

This image is a deep view on this comet, captured with the Celestron C14″, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The OTA in installed on a Paramount ME mount, by Software Bisque. The CCD camera is a SBIG ST8-XME. The mount tracked to comet during the exposures, this is why the stars are trailed. The image scale is of 0.62″/pixel.

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