Comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: a new image (15 July 2014)

C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: 15 July 2014

C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: 15 July 2014

After a one-night break because of the weather, the Virtual Telescope observed again comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina.

The image above comes from 19, 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 always, the telescope’s mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet.

The bright (just past full) Moon was still a issue, as well as some haze because of strong rain over the previous hours.

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

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