Tracking Comet Jacques

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Lee Pullen

Bristol

Sky-Watcher 80ED DS-Pro with Flattener/Reducer
Sky-Watcher EQ3 PRO Synscan
Nikon D700

This series of shots taken over 150 minutes shows just how fast Comet Jacques moves in the sky. Travelling at 38km/s, Jacques covered 342,000km — almost the Earth-Moon distance! This was my first attempt at photographing a comet, made all the more difficult by the light pollution from Bristol. The photo is 90 arcminutes across.

2014-08-22T00:00:00

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