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C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)


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About this observation
Nick James
Time of observation
14/09/2019 - 03:29
C/2019 Q4 (Borisov)
Observing location
Chelmsford, UK
C11 Edge HD + FLI6303

Despite the Full Moon and a very bright sky here is an image of this 18th magnitude interstellar comet. The orbit has an eccentricity of 3.2 and a Vinf of 33 km/s which is way faster than anything that could be associated with our Solar System. Amazing that we can image a chunk of ice from another star system.

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