Comet ISON imaged by Martin Mobberley on October 3, 2013

British amateur astronomer Martin Mobberley captured this gorgeous image of ISON yesterday on October 3, 2013 using iTelescope.

Mobberley notes that the object in the tail is just a background star. Some research shows that this object appears to be a magnitude 16.5 star. Here’s what it looks like in Stellarium zoomed-in.

Updated 10/05/2013: Here’s an updated image from Mobberly of ISON on October 4th.

Original info:
A similar image was captured by Nirmal Paul on the same day using iTelescope.

Images of ISON should be getting better now since light from the moon is causing less interference.

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