The Comet and the Star Cluster : Comet Linear has become unexpectedly bright. The comet, discovered in underwent a outburst just a week before it passed a mere 14 lunar distances from Earth late last month. The comet was captured here.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 September 24 Heart and Soul and Double Cluster This rich starfield spans almost 10 degrees across the sky toward the northern constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. On the left, heart-shaped cosmic cloud IC
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 October 28 Haunting the Cepheus Flare Spooky shapes seem to haunt this jeweled expanse, drifting through the night in the royal constellation Cepheus. Of course, the shapes are cosmic dust clouds faintly visible.