C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

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General Info

as of 03/04/2021 8:50 a.m.

TypeComet
Constellation None
Magnitude27.68
Peak Magnitude 6.17 (July 5, 2014)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension18:17:20.31 (Hours)
Declination-9:34:47.4 (Deg)
Distance from Earth19.54139AU
Closest Approach Aug. 28, 2014 (0.564AU)
Distance from Sun19.22833AU
Elongation-70:12:41.3

Another great comet of 2014

☉ Solar Masses ⊕ Earth Masses j Jupiter Masses

C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

Mead LX200 (Cabrillo Observatory)
1 points

This comet was shot at the Cabrillo College university as part of the Observational Astronomy course.

This was the first Comet I had ever observed, much less attempted to photograph. By September Jacques had already faded to Magnitude 11 but we decided to give it a shot anyway. After a bunch of processing the coma just shows up and the tail is visible if you use your imagination.

The poor quality of the shot didn't phase me, if anything it got me even more excited to attempt more astrophotography.

C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

Opticron Imagic TGA WP 10x50
1 points

Old observation Spotted this comet during a short "between-the-clouds-session" with my binos (actually, with my old and now retired Celestron UpClose 10x50). Bagged the fuzzy little thing and decided that I'd get a scope out later. However, that never happened. Oh well more comets to come, I'm sure.

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