The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
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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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Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2014
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