posted on Oct, 20 2013 @ 03:41 AM
This jaw-dropping image has been posted at APOD today: apod.nasa.gov...
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. The
scene also captures the broad tail and bright coma of Comet McNaught, the Great Comet of 2007. Currently, many sky enthusiasts are following the
development of Comet ISON, a comet which might become the Great Comet of 2013.
The image was taken in 2007 by Miloslav Druckmüller: www.zam.fme.vutbr.cz...
I really hope ISON becomes just as bright, or even brighter!
The author writes something interesting: "This image is, from my point of view, very realistic and is very near to what I have in my mind with only
one exception. The human vision has very low ability to see colors in low light conditions and therefore my sensation during the night was mostly
If I'm not mistaken, you can also see the Carina Nebula in the image, and this nebula is bigger and brighter than the Orion Nebula. They have some
great views of the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere. *jealous*