Hale-Bopp and Zodiacal Light

By: Juan Carlos Casado


Region: Europe

Country: Spain

Date: April 1997

As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day, panoramic view of comet Hale-Bopp (c/1995 O1) with the constellation of Orion and Sirius, the brightest star in the sky (on the left). At the center of the image the zodiacal light can be seen as a diffuse triangle of inclined light. In it's base Mercury is visible as a brilliant star. South of Navarre, Spain. Juan Carlos Casado/

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