This is Comet C/2012 D1 ISON, seen from our backyard early this morning (Thursday 2013 November 14) around 05:30 EST.
It was a consumer Canon A2400IS pocket camera running CHDK software, exposed for 60 seconds at ISO 800 while sitting on a tripod.

The image itself has had no enhancement other than the text annotations and pointers that were added.

After looking at we came across an image of the comet from another person in the United States

Credit: Brian Emfinger on November 14, 2013 @ Ozark, Arkansas, USA

We are close to commissioning the new telescope so that we will be able to attempt images like this ourselves.

We were unable to see it visually… the light pollution dome from Kingston Ontario definitely interfered with observing.