Comet 315P/Loneos: an image (25 mar. 2017)

One week after our previous observations, we saw comet 315P/Loneos again, under very good sky conditions.

Comet 315P/Loneos: 25 Mar. 2017

Comet 315P/Loneos: 25 Mar. 2017

The image above comes from the average of twelve, 120-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with the 16″-f/3.75 Tenagra III (“Pearl”) robotic unit part of Tenagra Observatories in Arizona. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of the comet. The imaging camera is based on the KAF-16801 CCD. The resulting image scale is 1.2″/pixel. Further details are available on the image itself. North is up, East on the left.

The comet shows here not much different from our previous observation, made one week earlier.

The observatory is placed at 1300 meters above the sea level, in the Sonoran desert, providing one of the best skies in the world. This image was taken as part of  a cooperation between the Virtual Telescope Project and Tenagra Observatories, Ltd., which will be announced soon.

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