ISON Comet
Taken by Juan Carlos Casado on November 24, 2013 @ Teide Observatory (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias), Tenerife, Canary Islands
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Exposure Time: 4/1
Aperture: Unavailable
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2013:11:24 17:37:32
 
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This picture of Comet ISON obtained today Sunday 24th November at 6: 25 UT, from Teide Observatory (IAC).

The image is a combination of 4 photos (to increase S / N ratio) taken with a telephoto lens of 300 mm f/2.8, 4 s exposure at ISO 3200.

The comet was over the distant island of Gran Canaria (above a sea of clouds), 1 hour before sunrise and only 16 ° elongation.

The exceptional atmospheric conditions of Teide Observatory have allowed to capture this image of comet almost on the horizon near to the Sun.
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Great !!!
Posted by vjac 2013-11-24 13:46:17
Looks similar to L4 PANstarrs!
Posted by GangnamStyle 2013-11-24 14:39:04
Great!

It sounds like youve got your hands full!
Posted by nexit2010 2013-11-24 15:00:20
exceptional is the word
Posted by vin1949 2013-11-24 16:46:45
Yes - Similar to C/2011|L4 (PANSTARRS) which was imaged also at 16 degrees elevation as seen from the UK on March 13 this year. That comet had a lot more dust and a shorter tail than ISON when at a very similar heliocentric distance (0.3 AU) on that date. See for example:
http://britastro.org/baa/index.php?view=detail&id=852&option=com_joomgallery&Itemid=200
Posted by Rich Miles 2013-11-24 20:28:46
108 thumbs up
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