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Venus and Comet Pojmanski

By: Tunc Tezel

 

Region: Middle East

Site: Bursa - Turkey

Date: 2006 March 2

As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day, shining brightly in the east at dawn, Venus dominates the sky in this view over a suburban landscape from Bursa, Turkey. But this morning sky of March 2006 also includes a surprise visitor to the inner solar system, Comet Pojmanski (C/2006 A1), with a green head and a faint tail several degrees long in the upper part of the image. See a detailed telescopic view of the comet here. Tunc Tezel.

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