Comet Lovejoy with Southern Cross and Pointers


Comet Lovejoy with brilliant colours and full sky of stars, Milky Way and Southern Cross.




Comet Lovejoy photographed with the Emu. This print shows the spectacular long tail of Comet Lovejoy and the Emu in the sky, set nicely amongst silhouetted trees and a lake.

Comet Lovejoy was a spectacular naked eye visible comet in 2011. Found by australian comet hunter Terry Lovejoy the comet quickly brightened after rounding the sun to become an increadable sight in the morning sky. Photographed here together with the Southern Cross, Pointers, Constellation of The Emu and foreground silhouetted trees it is an absolutely magical sight.

The Emu is a constellation recognised by the Aboriginal people of Australia. The shape of an Emu can clearly be seen stretching across the Milky Way. Unlike european constellations which are defined by bright stars the Aboriginal Emu constellation is recognised by looking at the dark dust lanes in the Milky Way which is such a strong feature of the southern hemisphere skies. At certain times of the year The Emu can be seen standing on the horizon, as is shown in this photograph. The head of the Emu is near the Southern Cross, with it’s body extending towards and beyond the Pointers (Alpha and Beta Centauri).

As with all my prints, these are true long lasting photographic prints, individually prepared and signed by me the photographer. Each print is shipped with care information and identification label for framing.

This astrophotograph can be purchased digitally for self-printing, use in books and publications, corporate material, marketing material, etc. Contact me to organise a copyright agreement.

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