Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae
along the southern
arc over the
horizon and sprawl diagonally through this
The breath-taking mosaic spans a wide
100 degrees, with the rugged
of the Patagonia, Argentina region in the foreground.
Along with the insider's view of our own galaxy, the image
features our outside perspective on two irregular satellite galaxies -
the Large and
Small Magellanic Clouds.
The scene also captures the
and bright coma of Comet McNaught, the
Great Comet of 2007.
enthusiasts are following the development of
Comet ISON, a comet which might become the
Great Comet of 2013.
Credit & Copyright:
(Brno University of Technology)