Monthly Archive: July 2014

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: 26 July 2014

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (26 July 2014)

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques was observed again early on 26 July, even if under less-than-ideal conditions. The image above comes from the average of 6, 180-seconds exposures, remotely taken with the 17″ robotic unit part of the...

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: 25 July 2014

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (25 July 2014)

After the first observations via the Virtual Telescope, comet C/2014 E2 Jacques improved its visibility from our location and we managed to visit it again. The image above comes from the average of 9, 180-seconds exposures,...

The Abell 2151 galaxy cluster

Star Quote of the Day: 25 July 2014

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science” Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953)   Back to “Star Quote of the Day“ Support The Virtual Telescope Project! If everyone reading this...

Star Quote of the Day: 24 July 2014

Star Quote of the Day: 24 July 2014

 “And he beholds the moon; like a rounded fragment of ice filled with motionless light” “The Temptation of St. Antony” Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Back to “Star Quote of the Day“ Support The Virtual Telescope Project!...

NGC 6781

NGC 6781 – Aql

Among the celestial treasures, planetary nebulae really stand out. Placed at a few thousands of light years from us, NGC 6781 is a perfect example of that. It is one of the apparently largest...

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: 20 July 2014

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: an image (20 July 2014)

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques was discovered on 13 March 2014 by the Brazilian amateur astronomer Cristovao Jacques. It reached the perihelion on 29 June 2014, then approaching Venus within 14 millions of km two...

C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: 18 July 2014

Comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: a new image (18 July 2014)

After a few days, the Virtual Telescope observed again comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina, while it is leaving the inner Solar System and constantly fading. The image above comes from 19, 180-seconds exposures, median combined to remove...

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