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Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques


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Thanks all. It's a difficult target as the tail is very faint and it moves surprisingly quickly across the sky as you can see from the star trails after just one hour,

Dave

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Whilst at Wymsewold on Fri 22nd Aug 2014, I used my Canon 1100d for the first time, with help from Rob and Nick. I took multiple images of Cassiopiea and have not been able to learn how to stack them yet - another thing to learn.  But on inspecting the images, I think I have recorded comet Jacques? I have not re-imaged the area but expect to see the fuzzy blob to have moved on. Can anyone please confirm this is the comet and not a nebula or other faint DSO?  I think this image has the comet eclipsing a star, but difficult to tell without looking at detailed star maps.


 


Image was cropped, processed in Irfanview and MS photo manager.


 


It is a feeble attempt, and obviously not like the green images done using telescope.  I have uploaded the image to my Flickr account, first time used for years, so I hope I've managed to create a link properly.


 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/eastkeswick/14844090128/


 


 


Derek

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