Comet McNaught is now a circumpolar object over New Zealand--"we can see the comet all night long," says Minoru Yoneto of Queenstown, NZ, who took advantage of the extra observing time to make a spectacular 5 minute exposure of the comet, the Milky Way and the Magellanic Clouds.

Pentax *ist DS, Sigma 15mm lens, ISO 800, 300s exposure (Credit: