This picture is amazing
. The stunning sharpness and beautiful color mapping of the stars and comet are simply perfect. I have observed the Double Cluster hundreds of times over the years, but I have never seen it presented in such amazing manner. It's very unusual for a bright comet to pass so close to a major target, and zAmboni nailed the opportunity to capture it. Don't miss his high resolution version
, or the animation
he made of the comet's motion either!
As Grand Prize winner, zAmboni wins a Celestron Nexstar 8SE telescope (retail value: $1199)!