Thursday, October 23, 2014

The southern hemisphere gets all the good comets

In late January 2007, Comet McNaught was captured between Mount Remarkable and Cecil Peak in this spectacular image taken from QueenstownSouth IslandNew Zealand. The bright comet dominates the right part of the above image, while the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy dominates the left. Careful inspection of the image will reveal a meteor streak just to the left of the comet.


1 comment:

  1. reminder of many a night in the back of beyond... minus the comet, still amazing though.