Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) captured on 6th April 2014. This image (total exposure is 7 minutes and 30 seconds) shows a large coma and evident tail.

Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques), Apr 6 2014

Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques), Apr 6 2014

The comet is quite close to the Earth (144.5 million kilometers) and the motion with respect of the background stars is quite evident even in short exposures.

Comet Jacques will pass perihelion on July 3, 2014, and has the possibility to become an interesting binocular comet this summer.