Comet Jacques  C/2014 E2
in the Evening sky
August 17, 2014

 This 6.9 magnitude object is now up high enough to image around midnight, and I was able to get in several hours of exposures on this very fast moving comet now in Perseus. The tail is very faint and ray like, and composed of gas completely. The gorgeous teal colored coma in the head is stunning!

Two versions are reproduced here. The first the comet is located exactly at the position of the last frame I shot in a 65 shot sequence, each frame 1 minute long. The second image is aligned on the nucleus and shows the comets movement in one hour.

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Lens: 12.5" f/5 Home bult Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 60m L, 9m RGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 60F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS