C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy: a new image (19 May 2015)
A lot of time has gone since we saw comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy last time. After more than two months, we decided to look at this comet again, remembering the unforgettable show we all enjoyed a lot last winter. Well, we have found it in good shape. The beauty of the old days has gone, but it still remains a very nice comet.
The image above comes from the average of six, 120-seconds unfiltered exposures, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked at the apparent rate of the comet. 2×2 binning.
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