Comet 65P/Gunn: an image (10 Sept. 2018)

Comet 65P/Gunn orbits the Sun with a period of 6.8 years. Its last perihelion was on Oct 2017. Here it is an image we captured about one year later, on Sept. 2018.

Comet 65P/Gunn: 10 Sept. 2018

Comet 65P/Gunn: 10 Sept. 2018

The image above comes from the average of six, 300-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at the Virtual Telescope Project. The robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion of comet 65P/Gunn, so stars left trails on the background. The image scale is 1.2″/pixel.

We plan to observe this comet again.

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