Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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LocationLimeira, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Date01/20/2007 @ 23:06:34 Zulu
EquipmentNIKON D-70s w/ Nikon lens 105mm / f2.8, 20 sec and ISO 800
DescriptionThis picture was taken on Limeira-Piracicaba Road and, besides clouds and light, I saw it at nacked-eye. Simple great. It's possible to see the tail above the clouds, even with atmosphere cloudy and humid after a huricane.
EquipmentCanon IS 2S
DescriptionAfter days of cloudy weather, an arctic cold front brought clear skys and the first views of Comet McNaught to central Washington.
LocationSouthern suburb of Tehran, Iran
Date17:30 local time of Jan. 11, 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS 20D + tripod + 28-300 mm telephoto set at 300mm
DescriptionComet McNaught in very dusty western horizon of southern suburb of Tehran.
LocationPort Elizabeth, South Africa
Date21 January 2007 20:30 Local Time
EquipmentMeade LX90 8" Meade DSI
DescriptionMc Naught just after sunset
LocationRancho Ventania PR Brazil
Equipmentcamera canon Eos 1D MKII lens 50mm F 1:1:8 - 2 minutes exp.
Descriptionduring the totality of eclipse i see the Amazing McNaught with 10x50 binoculars .
LocationCape of Good Hope - South Africa
DateJanuary 20 - 2007 19.25 UT
Equipmentlens 50 mm f/2, exposure 3 minutes on Kodak Elite 400 ISO
DescriptionThe most amazing comet's tail never see in my life!
Date23 Jan 2007
EquipmentPentax *ist DL taken with 10 Second Exposure
DescriptionPentax *ist DL taken with 10 Second Exposure Using a Sony Tripod resting against a balcony , pity the light polution
LocationPORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL
Date25/02/2007 04H30MIN AM LOCAL TIME
EquipmentCANON EOS 350D AND NEXSTAR 5I, 5 x 30 sec exposures at ISO 800.
DescriptionThe comet is around magnitude +5.5 and it is easily visible by a pair of binoculars. The Great Comet of 2007 displays a beautiful green color coma and brilliant nucleous.
LocationCerro Paranal (ESO VLT), Chile (2500m)
Date20 Jan. 21h30 local time
EquipmentCanon ESO 350D, 18mm zoom @f/3,5, 72s @1600 ISO
DescriptionThe display of Comet McNaught from Paranal Observatory (VLT/ESO) was fantastic during the dark time between Jan 17 and Jan 21. This picture has been taken from the telescopes plateform on Jan 20, a few minutes before the comet was going to set on the Pacific Ocean. That day the Moon was in conjonction with Venus (just set) and the tail of the comet. Two of the "small" Auxiliary Telescopes (ATs), part of the VLTI (the VLT interferometer), are visible as well as the rails they are moving on.
Location10 miles west of Vernal UT
Date8 January 2007 5:51 PM MST
EquipmentCanon 20D 1/13sec, f5.6, 200mm, ISO 800