Comet C/2014 Q3 Borisov: two images (25 and 26 Oct. 2014)
Discovered on 22 Aug. 2014, comet C/2014 Q3 Borisov showed an interesting increase of brightness recently, at least of a couple of magnitudes.
The image above shows two shots, talek one day apart. Each picture comes from seven, 180-seconds unfiltered exposures, remotely collected with the PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E robotic unit part of the Virtual Telescope Project. They were combined using a median technique, to limit the potential interference of faint stars. The telescope tracked at the apparent rate of the comet.
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