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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

 

 2014 Oct 1

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400
SkyWatcher 254mm Newtonian, f = 1200mm, f/4.8
HEQ5 mount unguided, 77 x 32s = 41.1 minutes total exposure
2014 Oct 1 at 20:24:30 - 21:27:08 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

The comet is now heading south in Aquila as this chart shows:
C/2014 E2 (Jacques) 2014 Oct 1 - Oct 10

   

 2014 Aug 24

This photo, taken on a fixed tripod, shows the whole W shape of Cassiopeia, with the Perseus double star cluster at the bottom. C/2014 E2 (Jacques) stands out with the characteristic blue/green comet colour. An inset shows the comet in more detail.

Compare this with yesterday's version of the same area. Notice how the low f-number (f/1.8) of this cheaper lens is revealing far more faint detail.

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400
Canon 50mm (f/1.8) lens, f/1.8
Fixed tripod, 90 x 10s = 15.0 minutes total exposure
2014 Aug 24 at 22:10:36 - 22:28:53 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

A larger version of this image can be seen on my Flickr page.

The comet is heading into Cepheus, as can be seen in this chart:
C/2014 E2 (Jacques) 2014 Aug 23 - Aug 28

Subsequently it will move along the length of Cygnus (preceding α, γ & β) and pass close to α Vulpeculae.

 2014 Aug 23

This photo, taken on a fixed tripod, shows the whole W shape of Cassiopeia, with the Perseus double star cluster at the bottom. C/2014 E2 (Jacques) stands out with the characteristic blue/green comet colour. An inset shows the comet in more detail.

Canon EOS 5D MkII ISO6400
Canon 24-105mm L IS lens at 50mm, f/4.8
Fixed tripod, 87 x 8s = 11.6 minutes total exposure
2014 Aug 23 at 21:16:21 - 21:29:37 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

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