Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks and Jupiter – 6 Apr. 2024.

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is crossing the same spot of the sky where planet Jupiter is shining. We captured this fascinating pair, our image is below.

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks and Jupiter. 6 Apr. 2024.

Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks and Jupiter. 6 Apr. 2024.

The image above comes from the combination of 12, 120-second exposures, remotely taken with the Samyang 135+Paramount ME+ZWO ASI 6200MC Pro robotic unit available as part of the Virtual Telescope Project facility in Manciano, Italy. The covered field of view is about of 16 x 11 square degrees. Comet very low (about 10 degrees) above the horizon, ready to set.

A mid-field image is available here, while a close-up on the inner coma is available here.

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