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APOD: 2023 August 27 Three Galaxies and a Comet
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APOD: 2023 August 27  Three Galaxies and a Comet
Credit & Copyright: Miloslav Druckmuller (Brno University of Technology)
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. The scene also captures the broad tail and bright coma of Comet McNaught, the Great Comet of 2007.

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Publications with keywords: Comet McNaught - LMC
Publications with words: Comet McNaught - LMC
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