Comet C/2014 E2 Jaques, a 20 Minute Movement Time Lapse – 31/08/2014

This is a quick animation of the movement of Comet C/2014 E2 – Jaques over the course of 20 minutes.  It always amazes me how dynamic the solar system is.  The fact you can seem movement in an object in such a short space of time astounds me.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had much luck stacking these frames – the comet always turns out monochrome!  At some point, I’ll have another go – until then here’s Comet Jaques sliding through the blackness…

This was taken with my Starwave 102ED and is the result of (as I remember!) 30 second frames taken over 20 minutes.  Any longer exposure and the comet smears due to its quick movement.  No hint of a tail unfortunately, though those who had more luck stacking it than me saw more in that respect…

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