Friday, March 30, 2007

Comet Maxx with Three Galaxies!!

Photo: Miloslav Druckmuller

I miss my Maxx.
Explanation: Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae along the southern Milky Way arc over the horizon and sprawl diagonally through this gorgeous nightscape. The breath-taking mosaic spans a wide 100 degrees, with the rugged terrain 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. Recorded on January 28, the scene also captures the broad tail and bright coma of Comet Maxx, The Great Comet of 2007.
Hat tip to the lovely Plum P.

7 comments:

zoe said...

Magnificent! And thank you for the Friday Maxx - soar on, dear boy, you are loved and missed by many

Polly said...

WOW, Incredible Wow.

Maxx surely has great taste in choosing his new digs.

Plum Pudding said...

well merci, 4LG. I'm glad you like the link. But how could you not, really.

flory said...

I miss your maxx too.

But I'm glad he decided to come back and give Teddy a ride....

Caminante said...

Oh Maxx, voyage in peace and keep sending us beautiful heavens. That's an awesome photo.

Anonymous said...

Maxx has a co-pilot, our dearest boy, Sam. Run through the endless field, Sam, run!!

ThePoliticalCat said...

Maxx! Always present in our hearts and minds, no matter where he roams.