Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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LocationSao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Date2007, Jan 16 - 20:32h (GMT -03:00 Brasilia)
EquipmentDigital camera Canon Rebel XT + Canon 100-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 lens, mounted on a tripod, manual exposure, @ 300mm, F/8, 0.8s, ISO-100, cropped from original 3456x2304 pixels.
DescriptionThis image is a crop of the original, and it shows Comet McNaught over Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil, seen from a city's park known for its lovely sunsets. The place was crowded with people trying to see the comet, and it showed up barely visible to the unaided eye. I underexposed a bit under 1 stop, so I could use iso 100 for better results, and retouched a bit using Digital Photo Professional (Canon's software) to brighten again.
LocationCity fo Orange in Orange County Ca.
Date01/12/06 5;22 thru 5:26 p.m.
EquipmentNIKON D2X 400mm lens on trypod
DescriptionPicture shows comet McNaught out gassing, this was witnessed by two other people (they also belong to the Orange County Astronomers club) all of us were in different locations. Image 4680a taken just before it started Image 4681a shows the out gassing Image 4882a thru 48684a shows it going back to normal note: 4861a correct time was 5:23 p.m my camera clock is 20sec fast
LocationRoelands Hill, west of Collie, Western Australia
EquipmentDigital Camera Kodak DX6490 on Tripod.
DescriptionTaken showing Venus on the right.
LocationBariloche, Argentina (41S, 71W)
Date16 January 2007, 22:08 GMT-3
EquipmentCanon Powershot A520, tripod monted, f=147mm(equiv), f/5.5, 2sec.
DescriptionThe photo shows comet McNaught 2006 P1 setting behind the Andes. The city is Bariloche, in northern Patagonia, Argentina. The skyline is formed by Cerro Catedral (to the right) and Cerro Ventana (to the left). Lake Nahuel Huapi lies in darkness in the foreground.
LocationBloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Date2007-01-16 - 20:09 local time
EquipmentCamera: Canon 30D Lens Canon 75 - 300 f5.6 Lens setting: 300mm F8 Exposure Time 2 seconds ISO 800 Time of exposure: 20:09 local time
DescriptionConditions: Dust in atmosphere. Comet was hidden behind cloud formation which lifted and we had a wonderful display.
LocationManawatu, New Zealand
EquipmentCanon 30D & 135mm f2 lens set to f3.2, 2 sec exposure. Normal tripod.
DescriptionComet McNaught just before it set. Underexposed slightly and some custom levels applied in Photoshop to bring out the tail.
LocationObrenovac, Serbia (44.6 deg. N)
Date12 Jan 17:49 UT
EquipmentNikon D70, 500mm Reflex f/8 lens, 1 sec exposure
DescriptionMcNaught in the twilight sky on 12th January. Note the upward tail indicating near pass through perihelion. It's brightness is lost in the glare of the early twilight sky.
PhotographerAntonio Cesar Negreiros
Datejanuary 16, 2007 8:29 pm
EquipmentNikon Coolpix5400 on tripod Exposure time: 1/1 sec. Aperture: f/4.3
DescriptionThis was my third attempt to register Comet McNaught C/2006 P1 from Campinas, Brazil. We've been having much rain lately as it's usual at this time of year. Luckily today the rain ceased for a while and I was able to take this shot. The picture was taken 22 minutes after the sun had set.
PhotographerManuel Orsatti, Franco Mallia
LocationCampo Catino Astronomical Observatory
Date2007 january 13- 16.23 UT
EquipmentKodak Z 650 camera mounted on a tripod. 35/380 mm lens. ISO 200 and exposure 1/125 seconds at f/3.7.
DescriptionComet McNaught C/2006 P1 as seen from the Campo Catino Astronomical observatory site at 1500 meters above sea level on Appenines mountains, Italy. The view is towards WSW and the comet was less than three degrees above the horizon at the time. The comets magnitude was estimated at -1.7. At our 41° latitude north it should not be visible on January 13 at 16.28 UT.
PhotographerHaldun I. Menali
LocationMilton, MA, USA
DateJanuary 11, 2007 at 4:53PM EST
EquipmentCanon EOS Digital Rebel XTi on tripod 300mm Canon AF telephoto lens f/5.6 1/100 sec ISO 200 Image processed via Adobe Photoshop
DescriptionAfter playing hide and seek with clouds for a week, I was finally able to observe and take pictures of this amazing comet last Thursday. This was my 19th comet sighting since 1985, after seeing Halley's Comet.