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Peter captures Neowise in all its glory

A KILLARNEY photographer with a great eye for a super shot and a penchant for being in the right place at the right time was thrilled to capture this fantastic image of Comet Neowise.

Professional landscape cameraman Peter Cox said given the heavy cloud in the past week, the opportunities to see the dramatic comet, which is very visible to the naked eye, have been very limited.

But determined to get his image, Peter went to the Gap of Dunloe in the early hours of this Wednesday morning to see if the clouds would open – and they did.

“Neowise peeked through the clouds over the as it headed out of the solar system,” he said.

Peter, who runs a gallery on Plunkett Street, highlighting his work from Tuesday to Sunday, captured a spending shot of the brightest comet since Hale-Bopp appeared a quarter century ago.

The comet was discovered last March by NASA and it is considered one of the strongest comets seen from here for many years.

Comet Neowise will be closest to earth on July 23 at a distance of 103 million kilometres.

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