Comet 13P/Olbers: an image – 2 July 2024

Here it is comet 13P/Olbers, imaged two days after perihelion

Comet 13P/Olbers: 2 July 2024.

Comet 13P/Olbers: 2 July 2024.

The image above comes from the sigma clipping combination of 12, 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 about 15 deg. above the Western horizon. Twilight.

An antitail is easy to spot.

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