Comet Oukaimeden C/2013 V5 was discovered in
November 2013 at an observatory in Marrakech, Morocco. The
comet was slowly brightening in early September when this image was
taken as it was located in the constellation of Monoceros.
Unfortunately, as the comet brightens it will also be heading south
and with each passing day it will gradually be lost in the morning
twilight. I wanted to get a least one glimpse of this
departing traveler, as it won't be back for another 6,000 years!
September 4, 2014 5:00am EDT
Comet Oukaimeden C/2013 V5
TeleVue NP101s 540mm f5.4 - T1i Unguided 7 - 1 minute
exposure @ ISO 1600