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- Photograph­er: Cormac Coyne

Your photos of Comet NEOWISE, the discovery of a gigantic galactic structure that stretches billions of light years and NASA's latest update on getting humans back to the Moon

This photo was taken from Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands that sits in the middle of Galway

Bay on the west coast of Ireland. Just after midnight on 11 July, photograph­er Cormac Coyne climbed up to one of the highest points on Inisheer that overlooks O’Brien’s Castle. “When I was setting up above the castle, noctilucen­t clouds were just beginning to form,” he said.

To capture NEOWISE, Coyne used a Canon EOS, coupled with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 Mark 3 lens. Despite being a naked-eye comet, Coyne also observed NEOWISE through binoculars. “I took the photos into Adobe Camera Raw, processed them and then saved them as a JPEG file,” he added.

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