2012 VP113 Inner Oort Cloud Object Discovery Images

These images show the discovery of the new inner Oort cloud object 2012 VP113 taken about 2 hours apart on UT November 5, 2012 with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on the CTIO 4 meter telescope in Chile. The motion of 2012 VP113 clearly stands out compared to the steady state background of stars and galaxies. (Credit: Scott S. Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science)   For more information go to:  http://home.dtm.ciw.edu/users/sheppard/inner_oort_cloud/ http://home.dtm.ciw.edu/users/sheppard/inner_oort_cloud/2012VP113images.html Press release of Carnegie Institution for Science