Tuffley astronomer John Fletcher captured a spectacular picture of a comet above Gloucester.
Mr Fletcher, who runs the Mount Tuffley Observatory photographed the C/2012 K1 Panstarrs comet in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The comet was first discovered on May 19, 2012 via a telescope located near the summit of Haleakalā, on the island of Maui in Hawaii.
It is expected to come closest to the earth on August 27 this year.
Mr Fletcher has sent off his picture to space experts at Harvard University in the USA.
A comet is a small icy solar system which heats up as it passes the sun and emits a gas which is known as the tail.