"The Core Beckons" by Will Vrbasso (www.stellaraustralis.com) A High Dynamic Range (HDR) image of the core of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The core burns with furious intensity, but is shrouded in dark clouds. Embedded in the darkness, like jewels in a ring, are many pink and red nebulas. And what's this!?...close to the top edge looking like an unusual green "star" is in fact a comet - C/2013 X1 Panstarrs I think, which at the moment is roughly at 6th magnitude in brightness.