Comet McNaught seen from the ALMA site

The incomparable view offered by Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), which reached its perihelion in January 2007, unexpectedly becoming the brightest comet in the previous 40 years. This close-up was taken from the ALMA Operation Support Facility (OSF), located at 2900 m altitude on the road to Chajnantor. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is the largest astronomical project in existence, located on the Chilean Andes, some 50 km away from San Pedro de Atacama.

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About the Image

Id:alma-hh-08
Type:Observation
Release date:14 June 2010, 17:55
Size:2912 x 4368 px

About the Object

Name:Comet McNaught
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• X - Solar System

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