2012v2 20130929 peach

Yesterday the skies brightest comet C/2012 V2 LINEAR passed by bright spiral galaxy NGC 2997 in Antlia. Here we can see them alongside each other, the comet being 17 light minutes away while NGC 2997 is 38 million light years away. 
0.11m F5.6 with STL-11k. LRGB. L: 5x3mins. RGB: 1x2mins. Moon present. Sun -19 to -15deg. 
20130929 Damian Peach

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