Comet C/2004 Q2 (Machholz)

Comet C/2004 Q2 (Machholz) |  Discovered just this past summer, Comet Machholz continues to brighten toward being visible with the unaided eye in both the northern and southern hemispheres. This image was taken at the Kitt Peak Visitor Center Observatory on December 11, 2004.

Image Credit: A. Block, NOAO/AURA/NSF.