Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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EquipmentCanon 20D with 18-55mm lens @ f3.5 and ISO800 camera was on a super polaris mount polar aligned but not tracked with a scope.
DescriptionThe now Great Comet McNaught at its best. Bushfires on the horizon made for a nice colour change as the comet was setting.
LocationObservatory of Oro Verde-Entre Rios-Argentina
EquipmentCámera: Canon Rebel XTI digital 10.7; Objective: 75-300mm ; ISO/ASA: 800 ; EXP. 25 sec
DescriptionGreat Vision of Comet Mc Naught 2006 hiding below the horizon of Oro Verde shared with a crowd visiting the Observatory owned by Asociacion Entrerriana de Astronomia
LocationVilliers, South Africa
Date23 Jan 2007 19:17 UT
EquipmentCanon Eos 350D, Carl Zeiss 80mm f1.8 lens with Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, stack of 3x 25s exposures at ISO 800
DescriptionAlthough the tail of the comet spanned over 45 degrees, despite moonlight, this section of the tail presented the greatest contrast seen in binoculars. The southern (left hand) edge was extremely sharply defined, while the northern (right-hand) edge was much less so.
PhotographerDaniel Oscar Campora
LocationMiramar - Argentina
DateJanuary 21, 2007
EquipmentCanon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera
DescriptionComet Mc Naught was visible to the unaided eye in clear skies for Southern Hemisphere during late January. By Daniel Oscar Campora from Miramar - Argentina. Details Canon PowerShot A610 Digital Camera f/3 total exposure 13 seconds.
DateJan 12 2007, 4:59PM EST
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel, ISO-200 1/2 sec exposure.
DescriptionComet McNaught from downtown Boston.
LocationPorto Alegre, Brazil
Date11/03/07 04:55 Local Time
EquipmentStellacam II + 58mm lens.
DescriptionComet McNaught displays over 1 degree of tail is now around magnitude +8.
LocationWairarapa, New Zealand
Date31 Jan , 4:00 am
EquipmentCanon 10D ISO800, 18mm lems f3.5, 3 x 3 minute exposures, Tracking using Vixen GPDX mount.
DescriptionThe comet as seen on January 31. To the left the central region of the milky way is rising and to the right are the Large and Small Magellanic clouds. The light source on the horizon is from a nearby town.
Date1/20/07 6:27 p.m.
EquipmentCanon XTI, 18 mm lens
DescriptionI knew that 1/20/07 Venus is going to be close to 1 day old Moon. I went to a cliff above Pacific to see the Moon and Venus, and I was up for the surprise. I also saw the tail of the comet McNaught as well as Zodiacal light. Pleas notice the Moon Reflection in Pacific. I call the picture Triple Conjunction of the Moon, Venus and the comet tail.
LocationVilliers, South Africa
Date23 Jan 2007 1817 UT
EquipmentCanon EOS 350D Carl Zeiss 35mm f2.4 lens mosaic of 6 25 second exposures ISO 800. Original image 5888x3403 pixels
DescriptionThe comet's tail stretches over more than 45 degrees, towards the waxing crescent moon (out of picture). MOre images at www.geocities.com/scimanwalsh
LocationVilla Rosa, Buenos Aires, Argentiina
Date22/1/07 09:26 local time
EquipmentSony DSC-P73,iso 400, f5.2
DescriptionThis photo shows comet mc naught bombing de houses between de trees. Part of de tail is cover by the leaf