Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina: an image (15 Apr. 2016)
Four months after our last published observation, we slewed our robotic instruments to comet C/2013 US10 Catalina again, despite a very bright Moon and a poor altitude of the comet.
The image above comes from the average of six, 120-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked the target during imaging. The object was at less than 30 degrees above the horizon, with a high, 67%g bright Moon.The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.
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