I was totally amazed by this moment, so I took a picture of that. The illuminated dome of the Residencia at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile produces no light pollution to impede the work of the telescopes. Above, the magical arc of the Milky Way spans the sky. Green hue and orange stripes are colors of atmospheric airglow. To the left, near the horizon, the green hazy oval is the comet 252P/LINEAR, which with its fragment P/2016 BA14 made only fifth closest approach to the Earth in recorded history on 21–22 March 2016. More can be found in ESO’s announcement from 5th April 2016. Used Canon 6D Baader IR Modified, Canon 50mm, f2.0, ISO 10000, 47x10s panorama from tripod.