Location of Photo:
Federal University of São Carlos campus, São Carlos, Brazil,
Date/Time of photo:
December 24, 2011, 7h30 GMT
Canon T2i, 50mm lens@f/4, 10s exposure, ISO 1600, fixed tripod
Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy continues its fabulous morning displays in southern skies. A true Christmas gift! Near the nucleus is open cluster NGC6231, itself nicknamed "False Comet" cluster.