Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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Date1/13/07, 5:36 pm PST
EquipmentCanon EOS 1D Mark II with 400mm f/2.8 lens and a 1.4 teleconverter.
DescriptionComet McNaught as seen over San Francisco Bay Saturday evening. In the foreground is visible the is the island structure of the historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet docked in Alameda, California. This shot was taken moments before the comet was totally obscured by the high clouds on the horizon.
LocationVancouver International Airport (YVR)
DateJan.11, 2007 @ 5:09PM
EquipmentNikon D50 DSLR with a 70-200 telephoto lens @ 200mm focal length.
DescriptionComet McNaught and a small plane exchange glances under a crisp winter twilight sky.
Date1/11/07, 5:22 pm PST
EquipmentNikon D70 with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens zoomed in to 200 and stopped down to f/18 with a 1 second exposure. I did some contrast enhancement in Photoshop and cropped it for better composition
DescriptionComet McNaught appears to head for the top of Seattle’s Space Needle in this photo taken on January 11, 2007 from Kirkland, Washington.
LocationMt. Palomar, CA
EquipmentCanon EOS Digital Rebel, 300mm, f5.6, 1/500s, 100 ISO
DescriptionTwo airplanes were passing as this shot was taken.
LocationRancho Santa Fe, CA
DateJan 14, 01h16m18s UT
EquipmentNikon D70, with Tamron (optical) 200-500mm, zoomed to 500mm (effectively 750mm). 1/200th second at f6.3
DescriptionComet McNaught, low in the Southwest. Photo was taken with Nikon Raw, enhanced to bring out the comet, and converted to Grayscale
LocationEast bench of Layton, Utah
Date13 January 2007, 6:37 pm MST
EquipmentNikon D70S camera, Sigma 18-200mm lens, on tripod
DescriptionTaken next to "Layton Castle," Layton, Utah, on east bench. Settings:ISO 200, 1/25 second at f/16 aperture. Balanced in Photoshop (levels, curves, noise, dust spots). Cropped to 1/3 size (1/9 original area). First clear night in nearly a week, thus no sighting last few nights. Barely visible. Probably last sighting in North America, except for some lucky souls along the west coast.
LocationNear the base of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, NM
Date1/13/07 at 5:14 p.m. MST
EquipmentNikon D80 on tripod, ISO 100, 1/320 sec, f/5.6, 18-200 mm Nikkor VR DX lens at 200 mm
DescriptionComet Mcnaught between clouds at sunset on January 13, 2007 from base of tram in Sandia foothills--Albququerque New Mexico. A few minutes after locating the comet in binoculars, it was visible to the naked eye.
PhotographerAmir Hossein Abolfath
Equipment11 cm William optics Apo Canon Eos 30D
DescriptionI've taken this photo at 4 pm behind clouds! Stack of 4 images to reduce noise.
PhotographerLynn M. Laux
Date01/10/2007 6:00 PM EST
EquipmentCanon 350D, Sigma 17 -200 mm lens f/5.6 @ 200 mm Manfrotto-Bogen Mount and Tripod
DescriptionWe drove to a hill a couple of miles North of town to view the comet. Right after Venus popped out of the evening twilight, I spotted the comet. We were able to view the comet as it set for 30 minutes. The bright tail sparkled in the colors of the sunset.
PhotographerJuan Carlos Rosso
LocationLas Rozas, Madrid, Spain
EquipmentNikon Coolpix 5400. Brightness adjustment with the Gimp.
DescriptionShort movie of comet McNaught setting over Las Rozas de Madrid.