Location of Photo:
Siding Spring Observatory, Australia
Date/Time of photo:
2024-01-28 + 2014-02-06
431 / 2,912 mm - reflector
Up to now it seems that this comet with a diameter of 137 km is the largest active comet ever observed. When this pair of images had been captured it is still high above the ecliptic and on a projected distance between Saturn and Uranus. When reaching its perihelion in January 2031 it is still slightly more distant than Saturn - so there won´t be much activity to be observed. At the moment it´s about 18 mag faint, there will be an increase - but it will never be a spectacular object...