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Photographer:

Gustavo Rojas

Email:

gurojas@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Federal University of São Carlos campus, São Carlos, Brazil,

Date/Time of photo:

December 24, 2011, 7h30 GMT

Equipment:

Canon T2i, 50mm lens@f/4, 10s exposure, ISO 1600, fixed tripod

Description:

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.

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