Comet 13P/Olbers: an image – 17 June 2024

We captured comet 13P/Olbers again, now close to its perihelion (30 June 2024). See our image below.

Comet 13P/Olbers: 17 June 2024.

Comet 13P/Olbers: 17 June 2024.

The image above comes from the sigma clipping combination of 15, 120-second unfiltered exposures, 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 object while imaging, which was less than 15 deg. above the Western horizon. Twilight, very bright Moon.

An antitail is easy to spot.

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