Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked the comet, so stars are trailing. This comet has the potential to generate an exceptional meteor shower (Camelopardalids) on May 24, 2014." />
 

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Comet 209P/LINEAR

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Comet 209P/LINEAR This May 17, 2014 image of Comet 209/LINEAR is the average of 5, 180-second exposures, taken remotely with the PlaneWave 17"+ Paramount ME+STL-6303E robotic unit of the Virtual Telescope Project. The telescope tracked the comet, so stars are trailing. This comet has the potential to generate an exceptional meteor shower (Camelopardalids) on May 24, 2014.

Gianluca Masi / Virtual Telescope Project

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2014

 

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