LGSF, the Magellanic Clouds and comet McNaught

The gigantic tail of comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) fans over the horizon at Paranal, while the artificial Laser Guide Star (LGSF) is being trained on the Large Magellanic Cloud. The Small Magellanic cloud is also visible near the center.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:lmc-smc-mcnaught
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:4368 x 2912 px

About the Object

Name:Comet McNaught, Laser Guide Star, LMC, SMC
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Facility
• X - Solar System

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