Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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LocationHamilton, New Zealand
EquipmentTakahashi FC100 with AP reducer. Canon 20D camera. Takahashi EM200 Temma2 mount.
DescriptionAfter sunset shot of McNaught from my backyard. A stunning sight.
LocationHamilton, New Zealand
EquipmentCanon 20D camera. Canon 70-200mm L zoom @ F4. Takahashi EM200 Temma2 mount.
DescriptionAfter sunset shot of McNaught from my backyard. A stunning sight. Shows the tail streaming off at an oblique angle.
LocationCape Town, South Africa
Date19 Jan 2007 at 21:16
EquipmentNikon D70 at 70mm, 4sec, F4.5, ISO200
DescriptionComet Mc Naught has faded considerably since 2 days ago and moved much further south. Here it is setting over the lights of the southern suburbs of Cape Town. There is still considerable interest in CT, as shown by traffic jams on a nearby high road commonly used by those wanting to see the lights of the city below. The sky in CT today was very dusty due to gale force winds.
DateJanuary 13th, 2007. 7:37 pm
EquipmentPower Shot S1IS. f 5.6 speed 1/400 sec. focal lengh 58 mm. zoom 32x
DescriptionComet shows somehow faint at the left of the top of the antenna, due to sunset light and foggy sky..
LocationKatoomba, NSW, Australia
DateSunset, 19th January 2007
EquipmentCanon 5D, EF 70-200 f2.8 IS lens, tripod mounted 20 second exposure at F8 at 80mm focal length.
DescriptionThis shot over the Blue Mountains shows the relative scale of the comet relating it to the foreground tree and shrub. If you zoom in on the head (on a full resolution photo) you can see how much the comet travels across the sky in just 20 seconds.
LocationRocky Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Date19 Jan 2007, 9:37 PM
EquipmentVivitar 3715 (cheap 3.1MP camera); no mount, just set it on a table.
DescriptionComet McNaught streaking toward the evening lights of Auckland, New Zealand, as seen from Waiheke Island.
LocationAvaglio (UD, Italy), 750m.a.s.l.
Date19 January 2007 17h35m UT
EquipmentFujiS3 @ 800ISO f=35mm f/1.4 @ f/2 stack of 4 4xposures 2 minutes each field 24 x 36 degrees.
DescriptionPhantastic view at naked eye at Venus' set. Note the faint striae at far right, and the braids in the striae at left. All this dust has been ejected shortly before perihelion. The skyline at image bottom is the crest of Carnia's Alps.
EquipmentKodak Z7590 F/3,7 1,24s 80 Iso
LocationMerredin Western Australia
EquipmentFujifilm S 5600 digital camera
DescriptionThis photo taken in dark country skys using a cheap slr style camera shows the extended tail which was easily visable to the naked eye. F-3 15 second exposure at 1600 iso. The resulting shot had to be "de-noised" in a photo editing program.
LocationMontevideo - Sea Coast
Date00:30 UTC - Jan 18 - 2007
Equipment6 MP reflex Pentax istD with 135mm 1:2.5 Pentax Telephoto @ f/4. Exposure time of 2 sec on fixed tripod.
DescriptionComet C/2006 P1 McNaught from the sea coast of Montevideo, Uruguay, South America. In the evening the comet showed a several degrees tail, event that was seen by over a thousand people in the place. Members of the Los Molinos Observatory and Amateur Astronomy Association were present during multitudinal observation.