Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring: an image (31 Mar. 2015)
After more than one month from our previous visit, at Virtual Telescope we observed comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring again. This comety made history last October, when it approached planet Mars within a very short, record distance, under our eyes.
The image above comes from the average of seven, 180-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The object is still nice and bright (though fainter than our Feb. observation), so we plan further observations in the near future. A couple of satellite trails are also visible.
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