Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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Date12 Jan 07 17:26MT
EquipmentNikon D200, 300mm Tamron SP, 1/8 sec, f/11, ISO 200. (Raw, Cropped)
DescriptionComet McNaught low in S/W sky just after sunset.
LocationMotueka, New Zealand
DateJan 16, 2007 19.36 local
EquipmentPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens 12* Optical Zoom
DescriptionComet McNaught setting in south-western sky over Mt Arthur Ranges. A very spectacular sight...easily visibble with naked eye and stunning using even low power binoculars
LocationMidrand, South Africa
Date2007 Jan 15 17:31 UT
Equipment600mm f/8 Hanimex lens Canon EOS 350D camera 0.5s iso 800
DescriptionComet McNaught was just 8 degrees from the sun and partially obsured by layers of cloud. It appeared below the cloud just a degree above the horizon for this image. Even under these adverse conditions, the comet outshone the distant city lights.
LocationLa Albufera (Valencia, Spain)
DateJanuary 12, 2007
EquipmentNikon D70 70mm 2 sec at f/13
DescriptionA blue heron seems to see comet McNaught at peaceful La Albufera (Valencia)
LocationWest Hills, CA
Date12 Jan 2007 5:21 PM
EquipmentCanon 20Da and 300mm lens
DescriptionComet McNaught (C/2006 P1) 5 minutes before setting
DateJanuary 10th 2007 5:14pm
EquipmentCanon 30D with a Tamron 300mm with 1.4x.
DescriptionThis is a stack of six exposures that was processed for more detail in the tail.
LocationPerth Western Australia
EquipmentNikon D50 with 500mm telephoto and 2x teleconvertor
DescriptionThis photo shows McNaught comet during twilight in the Southern hemisphere. The comet made a brief appearance then disappeared behind heavy cloud cove.
LocationRockingham, Western Australia
Date8:43 pm West AST (+9) 15 Jan 07
EquipmentFuji Film Finepix S 5600
DescriptionComet McNaught at dusk over the ocean
EquipmentCasio Exlim pocket camera through 10x50 binoculars. Image cropped and processed in Paintshop PRO to bring out tail.
DescriptionIt was cloudy all day, and therefore a nice suprise to see the coment though breaks in the cloud bands. I was my 5th try to see the comet - 4 at sunset and 1 at sunrise.