Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan: a image – 15 Jan. 2024

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan reached the minimum distance from the Sun on 25 Dec. 2023 and now, while it leaves the inner solar system, it is showing a nice tail.

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan. 15 Jan. 2024

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan. 15 Jan. 2024.

The image above comes from the average of 10, 120-second unfiltered exposures, remotely taken with the ARTEC250+Paramount ME+C3Pro61000EC robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy. The resulting master frame was carefully processed to show the faint tail.

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan reached the perihelion on 25 Dec. 2023 and it is now showing a nice tail.

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