Comet McNaught over the Pacific Ocean

In this extraordinary picture taken from Paranal Observatory, 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. The majestic comet, accompanied by the crescent Moon (on the right) is setting at twilight over the “sea of clouds” which typically covers the Pacific Ocean, only 12 km away from the observatory.

Forrás:

S. Deiries/ESO

About the Image

Id:mc_naught55
Típus:Photographic
Közzététel napja:2014. február 21. 10.00
Related announcements:annlocal14001-de
Size:3412 x 2275 px

About the Object

Név:Comet McNaught
Típus:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Solar System

Képformátumok

Large JPEG
2,0 MB
Screensize JPEG
151,5 KB

Háttérképek

1024x768
222,2 KB
1280x1024
371,9 KB
1600x1200
547,2 KB
1920x1200
675,2 KB
2048x1536
909,7 KB

 

Tekintse meg