APOD: Three Galaxies and a Comet (2023 Aug 27)

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APOD: Three Galaxies and a Comet (2023 Aug 27)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Aug 27, 2023 4:07 am

Image Three Galaxies and a Comet

Explanation: Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae along the southern Milky Way arc over the horizon and sprawl diagonally through this gorgeous nightscape. The breath-taking mosaic spans a wide 100 degrees, with the rugged terrain of the Patagonia, Argentina region in the foreground. Along with the insider's view of our own galaxy, the image features our outside perspective on two irregular satellite galaxies - the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The scene also captures the broad tail and bright coma of Comet McNaught, the Great Comet of 2007.

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Re: APOD: Three Galaxies and a Comet (2023 Aug 27)

Post by Holger Nielsen » Sun Aug 27, 2023 8:45 am

And the silhouette of the Emu in the Sky is shown rather well, too.

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Re: APOD: Three Galaxies and a Comet (2023 Aug 27)

Post by emc » Sun Aug 27, 2023 10:23 am

I was struck by the tail, thusly, I had to comment on the comet. What a beautiful APOD image of the night sky, especially with the comet in tow.
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Re: APOD: Three Galaxies and a Comet (2023 Aug 27)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Aug 27, 2023 4:02 pm

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T'is a very beautiful photo! Kudos to the photographer! 8-)
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Re: APOD: Three Galaxies and a Comet (2023 Aug 27)

Post by emc » Sun Aug 27, 2023 5:32 pm

Yes sir!
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