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Astrophotography Brian A. Morganti


 

Comet  Jacques C/2014 E2

August 2014

 

Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 made its appearance in the evening sky though the spring of 2014, slowly brightening until passing perihelion on July 2nd and appearing as a bulbous green head with a faint thin ion tail.  By late August the comet resided in the constellation of Cassiopeia and was positioned  high in the northeast sky by late evening.  At +7.0 magnitude it was visible in 10x50 binoculars, while a 4" telescope revealed a bright nucleus.  During August the comet passed by a couple of interesting telescopic objects.  One, being the emission nebula Cederblad 214 on August 25th as shown in the image below.  The comet was moving along at a pretty good clip and will be very close to the striking red "Garnet Star" on August 30th. 

August 25, 2014 11:00pm EDT

Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 & Cederblad 214

Magnitude +7.5    TeleVue TV60is 360mm f6.0 - Canon 500D Unguided    4 - 2.5 minute exposure @ ISO 1600

 


September 14th, 2014 11:00pm EDT

Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 & Double Star Albireo in Cygnus

Magnitude +8.8    TeleVue NP101is 540mm f5.4 - Canon 6D Unguided    3 - 30" exposure @ ISO 3200

 


September 19th, 2014 11:30pm EDT

Comet Jacques C/2014 E2 & the "Coathanger" asterism in Vulpecula

Magnitude +9.4    TeleVue NP101is 540mm f5.4 - Canon 6D Unguided    8 - 90" exposure @ ISO 800

Mouse over to see the "Coathanger"!

                                                                        

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