Comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: a new image (12/13 July 2014)

C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: 12/13 July 2014

C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: 12/13 July 2014

While the bright, full Moon was in principle a serious obstacle, at Virtual Telescope we managed to observe comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina again on 12 July, early in the evening, before the Moon was too high in the sky.

The image above comes from 13, 180-seconds exposures, median combined to remove the presence of the stars and leave the comet well visible in its complete morphology. They were remotely taken with the 17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. As we did with the previous observations, the telescope’s mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet.

The image scale is 1.26″/pixel, North is on the right, East on the top.

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