Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (24 Aug. 2014)
Continuing the close monitoring of comet C/2014 E2 Jacques, we observed it again on 23 Aug. 2014.
The image above comes from 9, 180-seconds exposures, remotely taken with the 17″ robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope. They were median combined to remove the interference by the stars as much as possible. The telescope’s mount tracked the apparent motion of the comet.
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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