A Cometary "Aurora" at Paranal

The 'old tails' from Comet McNaught observed in the evening of 17 January 2007 from Paranal, when the comet had just set. The outcome resembles an aurora. In the foreground : one of the VLT Unit Telescope and three Auxiliary Telescopes.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0705f
Type:Photographic
Release date:19 January 2007
Related releases:eso0705
Size:4304 x 2690 px

About the Object

Name:Comet McNaught, Very Large Telescope
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - Paranal
• X - Solar System

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