Comet Garradd and M71: One Day Later

A few years ago, while cruising idly along the background of the Milky Way, the faint Comet Garradd paid a visit to the pretty little globular star cluster M71 in Sagitta. This was about as close to each other as they appeared to get.

This is a crop, giving a closer view of the comet and cluster. By the way, the cluster was about 240 million times farther away than the comet. The people of the cluster, if any, remained  unaware of the comet's existence.

Image copyright by Joe Bergeron.