Category: comets

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner: 17 Sept. 2018

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner: an image (17 Sept. 2018)

We continue observing comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner after its perihelion, while it leaves the inner Solar System. The comet is slowly fading. The image above comes from the average of 22, 180-seconds exposures, unfiltered, remotely collected “Elena”...

Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN: 13 Oct. 2017

Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN: an image (13 Oct. 2017)

Comet C/2017 O1 ASASSN was discovered last July and reached its perihelion last week, so it just started leaving the inner Solar System. Here it is an image captured via the Virtual Telescope Project....


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