Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan: a image – 18 Feb. 2024

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan is crossing a region of the sky with plenty of galaxies on the background. Here it is pairing with NGC 4608.

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan. 18 Feb. 2024.

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan. 18 Feb. 2024.

The image above comes from the average of 6, 300-second, unfiltered and unguided exposures, remotely taken with the ARTEC250+Paramount ME+C3Pro61000EC robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy.

On the top, the beautiful barred lenticular galaxy NGC 4608 is visible: it is at about 58 million of light years from us, part of the Virgo cluster.

Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan reached the perihelion on 25 Dec. 2023 and it is now leaving the inner Solar System.

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