With the James Webb Telescope now successfully parked in its orbit at the second Lagrange point (L2), nearly 15,00,000 kilometres from Earth

the first images of the spacecraft have been captured from the planet.

The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0 in Rome has captured the first image of the spacecraft as it orbits at L2 covering a month-long journey from Earth.

The image was captured from a single 300-second exposure, unfiltered, remotely collected by a robotic unit at the Virtual Telescope Project.

"Our robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is marked by an arrow in the centre," the project team said while releasing the image.

The image was captured just as Webb completed it's nearly a million-mile-long journey after being launched from Earth on Christmas day last year.

On command, the James Webb Space Telescope fired its rocket thrusters for nearly five minutes to go into orbit around the sun at its designated location.

At 1.5 million kilometres away, Webb is more than four times as distant as the moon. The Webb is expected to operate for well over a decade, maybe two.