Comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy: an image (10 Nov. 2013)
Above is the shown the combination of 15, 120-seconds exposures, registered against the motion of the comet, also tracked by the robotic mount of the telescope. The ion tail is also visible.
Comet C/2013 R1 is showing a very interesting false nucleus, showing as a little fan. Below is an image from the same night showing the central condensation:
Furthermore, a 20-deg rotation gradient was applied and some structures are visible, as below:
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