The Milky Way is at the center, the Magellan clouds on the left and Zodiacal light on the right intercepting the Milky Way.
Taken at Azul, Argentina.
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The waning crescent Moon and planet Venus at dawn about half an hour before sunrise.
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This is a pano made from 7 stitched shots. It shows how big and bright the comet was above the rural landscape. It was brighter than the Milky Way to its right and the tail was large enough to fill a 135mm lens.
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Comet Lovejoy has two tails one made of dust and one made of ionized gas. Both tails were easy to see with the naked eye before dawn on December 23th 2011.
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This photo shows the moon in Pisces, planet mercury is on the right and the dim planet Uranus is visible too. There's a very red star just below the moon: 19 piscium a Carbon star and one of the reddest stars in the sky.
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