Comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: a new image (19 July 2014)

C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: 19 July 2014

C/2013 UQ4 Catalina: 19 July 2014

For the 8th night (almost) in a row, Virtual Telescope visited comet C/2013 UQ4 Catalina, under good sky conditions. The dusty pattern of the comet is showing very well, as usual, making this comet on of the most interesting seen around this year.

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

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