Comet McNaught over Paranal

The gigantic tail of Comet McNaught covered over 70 degrees in the evening sky of late January 2007. In the foreground, one sees the silhouette of two Auxiliary Telescopes and part of the enclosure of ANTU, the first VLT Unit Telecope.

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About the Image

Id:mcn-ut1-ats-4671
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:2844 x 4314 px

About the Object

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

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