Comet C/2014 S2 Panstarrs: a new image (15 Apr. 2016)
As part of the follow-up programs part of the Virtual Telescope Project, we imaged comet C/2014 S2 Panstarrs.
The image above comes from the average of 28, 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, so stars left trails on the background. A bright (67%) Moon was 60 deg. high above the horizon.
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