Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (31 Aug. 2014)
At Virtual Telescope we ended August observing comet C/2014 E2 Jacques on 31 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 ion tail is quite faint, confirming its steady fading. fading.
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.
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of stunning Potentially Hazardous Asteroid 1998 OR2, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)