Comet Q4 Click on photo to return to 'Comets, Asteroids and things' Home
C/2001 Q4 (NEAT)
This is a composite of 20 exposures centered on the comet. The comet has moved, relative to the stars, quite a bit
in the 2 hours span of this sequence. The shells, streamers of dust and the gas around the nucleus are real.
Distance from Earth: 1.140393 astronomical units.
Distance from Sun: 1.073148 astronomical units.
Heliocentric: l:-157.3794 b:38.1091 r:1.0731
Rates ra: 0.0184 dec: 0.0149 (arc-secs/sec)
RA: 10h 01m 28.9s Dec: +50°20'03"
RA: 10h 01m 11.7s Dec: +50°21'20" (Epoch 2000)
16" F/4.87 Newtonian , ST-8E, CFW8 06/12/04 Temp. = -15 C
Processing: MaxIm; DDP, align, stretch, combine;