Encounter of Comet and Planetary Nebula
This image shows the encounter of comet C 2013X1 Panstars with NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula, on 5 June 2016. The Helix Nebula is formed when a dying star puffs off its outer layer. This is a mosaic image of two panels. This is a mosaic image of two panels. The contrast between comet and planetary is very exciting.
Born digital photograph entitled 'Encounter of Comet and Planetary', by Gerald Rhemann, taken on 5th June 2016 on Tivoli Farm, Khomas, Namibia
Taken with a ASA Astrograph 12-inch N300 mm f/3.6 reflector telescope, ASA DDM 85 mount, FL Microline ML 16200 camera, 94 - minute total exposure
Winner of the Robotic Scope Prize winner in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017
Object number: ZBA8742
- Image reference: GRH0002
- © Gerald Rhemann. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
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