install theme
Comet of the North Image Credit & Copyright: P-M Hedén (Clear Skies, TWAN)
“It looks like a double comet, but Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) is just offering skygazers a Messier moment. Outward bound and fading in this starry scene, the well-photographed comet is remarkably similar in brightness to M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Tracking through northern skies just below the galaxy, the comet was captured as local midnight approached on April 3. Both comet and galaxy were visible to the eye and are immersed in the faint glow of northern lights. Our own Milky Way galaxy arcs over the snowy field near Tänndalen, Sweden. Double star cluster h and chi Persei can be spotted along the Milky Way’s arc high above the comet/galaxy pair. Follow the arc to bright Deneb, alpha star of the constellation Cygnus, at the right edge of the frame.”

Comet of the North 

Image Credit & CopyrightP-M Hedén (Clear SkiesTWAN)

It looks like a double comet, but Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) is just offering skygazers a Messier moment. Outward bound and fading in this starry scene, the well-photographed comet is remarkably similar in brightness to M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. Tracking through northern skies just below the galaxy, the comet was captured as local midnight approached on April 3. Both comet and galaxy were visible to the eye and are immersed in the faint glow of northern lights. Our own Milky Way galaxy arcs over the snowy field near Tänndalen, Sweden. Double star cluster h and chi Persei can be spotted along the Milky Way’s arc high above the comet/galaxy pair. Follow the arc to bright Deneb, alpha star of the constellation Cygnus, at the right edge of the frame.”

48 notes
comments powered by Disqus

48 notes


, #comet #astronomy #astrophotography #APOD #Astronomy Picture of the Day #PanSTARRS
  1. smashverse reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  2. giantboombastic reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  3. fl3eting reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  4. sinkingnight reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  5. cas-you-assbutt-dean-needs-you reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  6. etheleato reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  7. that-girl-next-dork reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  8. liz-72 reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  9. nieveshatessnow reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  10. spiral-nebula reblogged this from astronemma
  11. for-everjourney reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  12. saiensu reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  13. dearlovepleaseremember reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  14. physicsshiny reblogged this from astronemma
  15. astrokyon reblogged this from astronemma
  16. blissfullyseekingadventure reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  17. astronemma reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  18. tequilaselaiz reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  19. humanodespuesdetodo reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  20. askingalaska reblogged this from thescienceofreality
  21. thescienceofreality posted this
^