Comet McNaught over Paranal

Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught), which reached its perihelion in January 2007, unexpectedly becoming the brightest comet in the previous 40 years, is seen here setting behind Cerro Paranal, home of the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT). The majestic comet is setting at twilight over the “sea of clouds” which typically covers the Pacific Ocean, only 12 km away from the observatory. The VLT is the most advanced optical-infrared ground-based astronomical facility in the world and is located some 120 km south from Antofagasta, in the II Region of Chile.

This photograph was taken by ESO Photo Ambassador Gerhard Hüdepohl.

Links

Oikeudet:

G. Hüdepohl (atacamaphoto.com)/ESO

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:gerd_huedepohl-01
Tyyppi:Valokuvallinen
Julkaisupäivä:26. helmikuuta 2011 21:12
Koko:3894 x 2376 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:Comet McNaught, Paranal
Tyyppi:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
Kategoria:Paranal
Solar System

Kuvaformaatit

Suuri JPEG
1,9 MB
Kokoruudun JPEG
144,0 KB

Zoomattavissa


Taustakuvat

1024x768
228,9 KB
1280x1024
374,3 KB
1600x1200
537,1 KB
1920x1200
646,2 KB
2048x1536
829,3 KB

 

Katso myös