Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques

A guide to Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques and pictures of the long-period celestial body.

Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques is a long-period comet with an orbital period of around 34,000 years.

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It was discovered by Brazilian astronomers Cristóvão Jacques Lage de Faria, Eduardo Pimentel and João Ribeiro de Barros on the night of 13 March 2014 at the Southern Observatory for Near Earth Asteroids Research (SONEAR).

C/2014 E2 Jacques passed closest to Earth on 28 August 2014, at 0.56 AU.

Below is a selection of images of the comet captured by astrophotographers and BBC Sky at Night Magazine readers.

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Images of Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques

Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) by Steve Dean, Isle of Wight, UK. Equipment: SBIG 2000XM CCD, Skywatcher ED 80mm, HEQ5 Mount.
Comet Jacques (C/2014 E2) by Steve Dean, Isle of Wight, UK. Equipment: SBIG 2000XM CCD, Skywatcher ED 80mm, HEQ5 Mount.
Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 by Alastair Woodward, Derby, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 6
Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 by Alastair Woodward, Derby, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 6″ Newtonian, EQ3-2 + RA/DEC motors, Canon 1000d.
Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 by Alastair Woodward, Derby, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 6
Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 by Alastair Woodward, Derby, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher 6″ Newtonian, EQ3-2 + RA/DEC motors, Canon 1000d.
Tracking Comet Jacques by Lee Pullen, Bristol, UK. Equipment: Sky-Watcher 80ED DS-Pro, Flattener/Reducer, Sky-Watcher EQ3 PRO Synscan, Nikon D700
Tracking Comet Jacques by Lee Pullen, Bristol, UK. Equipment: Sky-Watcher 80ED DS-Pro, Flattener/Reducer, Sky-Watcher EQ3 PRO Synscan, Nikon D700
Comet E2 by Jaspal Chadha, London, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Espirt 100ed, Ioptron CEM60, QSI 690
Comet E2 by Jaspal Chadha, London, UK. Equipment: Skywatcher Espirt 100ed, Ioptron CEM60, QSI 690