Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring: an image (14 Apr. 2015)

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring: 14 Apr. 2015

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring: 14 Apr. 2015

After almost one month and half from our last observation, we visited 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 three, 300-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. It is comparable to what we saw last 31 March, so the object is still well visible with our system and we will provide more follow-up in the next months.

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