Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: a new image (20 Aug. 2015)

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: a image (20 Aug. 2015)

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: a image (20 Aug. 2015)

After our first, post-perihelion image from ground, we imaged comet Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko again, under very good sky condition. It is worth to remember that this comet is the target of the ESA Rosetta space mission.

This image above comes from the average of eleven, 120-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the  PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. Binning 2×2, with a resulting scale of 1.2″/pixel. The robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion of the comet. The comet was only at 20 deg above the eastern horizon, at twilight. The comet is showing very well, with a nice coma and tail visible.

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