Comet 144P/Kushida: an image – 29 Jan. 2024

We observed comet 144P/Kushida, soon after its perihelion and showing a faint tail. The image is available below.

Comet 144P/Kushida: 29 Jan. 2024

Comet 144P/Kushida: 29 Jan. 2024

The image above comes from the average of 5, 120-second exposures, unfiltered, remotely taken with the ARTEC250+Paramount ME+C3Pro61000EC robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy. The telescope tracked the apparent motion of the comet. A narrow tail , pointing to NE, is visible.

Comet 144P reached its perihelion on 25 Jan. 2024 and it is a Jupiter family comet.

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