Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (28 Aug. 2014)
On its way back to the outer Solar System, comet C/2014 E2 Jacques is continuously changing its aspect, so at Virtual Telescope we are trying to cover it closely.
The image above comes from the average of six, 120-seconds exposures, remotely taken with the 17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. The telescope’s mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet. A faint ion tail is visible, as well as a large coma. A satellite trail crosses the field of view, too.
The image was carefully processed and nonlinear stretching was used to show both the bright central condensation and faint tail details.
The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.
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