Dec 042021

Yesterday morning (3rd Dec 2021) Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard) had a close encounter with the lovely globular cluster called M3. When I say ‘close’ I mean in an apparent way because the comet is in our Solar System and the globular cluster is about 34,000 light years away above the galactic plane!

I took this image with my remote telescope in Spain. It’s quite tricky creating a pretty image of the comet and the starry background at the same time because the comet moved slightly during the 20 minutes it took to capture all the images. This comet was aligned and stacked separately from the stars and then the two images were merged together.

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