Photographing Comet Jacques

🔖 astronomy 

This is Comet Jacques. There are many photos of it online, but this one is mine.

This photo was taken on September 23rd, 2014 when the comet was about 1AU from earth, using a SBIG ST2000XCM color CCD camera mounted on a 12” Meade LX200.

It was a little late to be photographing this comet, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to caputre it. And with all the excitement about the Rosetta mission recently, I thought it would be a great time to fix up the image. So here it is.