Tuesday, October 28, 2014

C/2014 E2 Jacques

This comet also currently moves away from Earth. You can see how faint it appears on the picture below (marked with red lines). At the moment the picture has been taken the comet was placed about 320 mln km both from Earth and Sun.

The globular cluster in the corner is NGC6760 about 24,000 light years away. One may wonder why so many stars in the field? Well, the frame is placed in the constellation of Aquila - all these stars belong to our Milky Way.

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