quarta-feira, fevereiro 14, 2007
Comet McNaught Over New Zealand Credit & Copyright: Minoru Yoneto
Explanation: Comet McNaught is perhaps the most photogenic comet of our time.
After making quite a show in the northern hemisphere in mid January,
the comet moved south and developed a long and unusual dust tail that dazzled southern hemisphere observers starting in late January.
Comet McNaught was imaged two weeks ago between Mount Remarkable and Cecil Peak in this spectacular image taken from Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand.
The bright comet dominates the right part of the above image,
Careful inspection of the image will reveal a meteor streak just to the left of the comet.