Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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LocationBloemfontein, South Africa
EquipmentCANON EOS 20D, Lens Canon 75-300mm f4 - 5.6 Exposure 8seconds, f6.3 ISO 1600 White balance changed from 5500 - 3000 from RAW conversion to show more detail in the tail.
DescriptionThe photo shows McNaught and the dark moon in the top of it's tail
LocationAvaglio (UD, Italy) 750m.a.s.l.
Date19 Jan 2007 17h35m UT
EquipmentFuji S3 @ 800ISO f=35mm f/1.4 @ f/2 stack of 4 exposures 2 minutes each field 22 x 33 degrees.
DescriptionI resubmit here the image sent ten hours ago with an improved (less smeared) foreground. If you compare the photos, you can check I have maintained the skyline of Carnia's Alps in foreground. Such an once-in-a-lifetime event merits a bit of non-invasive photo processing....
Locationwarwick qld australia
Equipmentcanon s215 digital camera
Descriptioncomet over queensland australia saturday 20th january 2007
PhotographerErnst Olav Aune
Date12 january 2007
EquipmentOlympus E-500 with 40-150mm zoom objective.
DescriptionComet McNaught in the afternoon sky.
DateJanuary 10th, 2007, 5:15 pm
EquipmentTelevue Pronto 400/6.8, Nikon FM3A, 1 sec on Fujichrome Sensia 100, digitizing with a Nikon LS 1000 Slide-Scanner at 2700dpi
DescriptionComet McNaught in the evening sky, a backdrop of foehn clouds (a regional wind comparable to the chinnook) and contrail swirls
LocationNorth Haven, NSW Australia
Date20th Jan. 2007 9PM
EquipmentPentax K100 DSLR
DescriptionThis photo approximates what was seen with the naked eye. While taking phots one passerby told me he had just heard on his radio scanner a policeman calling for emergency assistance for what he believed was a plane in trouble, trailing smoke behind it. He was quickly informed by HQ that it was a comet!
LocationCanberra ACT Australia
Date20 Jan 2007 2129
EquipmentCanon EOS 400D 15 Second exposure F4 ISO400
DescriptionAfter waiting all week for the skys to clear over Australias capital, Canberra,, when they did it was well worth it. The photo shows the comet over the Brindabella Ranges with Canberra suburbs in the foreground.
LocationCape Cod, Massachusetts
DateJanuary 19, 2007
EquipmentCanon 5D, 24-70mm L lens @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 60 second exposure.
DescriptionI was able to capture these faint synchronic bands from Comet McNaught earlier this evening. I read reports coming in from other areas and thought I'd give it a try. The brighter bands were easily visible to the naked eye. It looked like a very faint colorless aurora. When you think about what we're seeing up here in the northern hemisphere, it is down right incredible! The comet's tail is so long that it is visible in both hemispheres at once! I'd say this is a once in a lifetime event.
LocationWairarapa, New Zealand
Date2007-01-19 at 11:06 pm NZT
EquipmentCanon 30D & Canon 85mm f1.2 lens at f1.2, 30 second exposure, ISO 640. Some custom curves to improve constrast and sharpened for web.
DescriptionThe International Space Station passes in front of the comet's tail. This was a lucky shot and I checked later that it was the ISS. As has been observed by others, tonight the comet tail & jets were much clearer to the naked eye. Taken from the southern coast of the North Island overlooking Palliser Bay.
PhotographerFreddy Orrego - Manuel Rodriguez
LocationLa Serena - Chile
Date19/Jan/2007 - 21:45
EquipmentTelescope Konus 4" Equatorial , Newetonian telescope Camara Canon PowerShot A530
DescriptionCometa McNaught over the horizont in La Serena at 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes of the coast line, north of Chile .