Monday, 1 September 2014

Something a little different–A Comet.

Or C/2014 E2 Jacques to be precise!  The trouble with comets is that they move so fast!!  That is why the stars are trailed in the first image where I have stacked my “sub frames” on the Comet:

31 Aug 2014 Jaques stacked on Comet 2 min

Then the same frames as a GIF movie to show the movement:

31-Aug-2014-Jaques-GIF

If you look for the right angled triangle of slightly brighter stars to the lower right of the comet the distance between the top star and lower left star (ie the hypotenuse of the triangle!) is about one Moon diameter.  The movement shown is 30 minutes long.

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