Compass and Scale Image for Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring (3 Epochs)
C/2013 A1 Siding Spring
At the time of the Hubble observation on March 11, 2014, the comet was 3.28 astronomical units (305 million miles) from the Sun. The comet was 3.79 astronomical units (353 million miles) from Earth.
The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 13610: J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute), M. Kelley (University of Maryland), N. Samarasinha (Planetary Science Institute), C. Lisse (JHU/APL), T. Farnham and M. A'Hearn (University of Maryland), W. Delamere (Delamere Support Services), and M. Mutchler (STScI).