Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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LocationBrightlingsea Essex UK
DescriptionThe clouds and rain cleared for one evening long enough to see Comet McNaught , very impressive.
LocationPasso del Brocon (1630m.a.s.l., Trento, Italy)
Date13 Jan 2007 16h15m UT
EquipmentFujiS3 @ 100ISO f=300mm f/4 @ f/5.6 stack of 2 exp 1/30 sec each field of image 1.5 x 1 degrees
DescriptionLast view of a great comet leaving to the southern hemisphere
Date11th Jan 2007 at 14:19 UT
EquipmentOlympus C-765 Ultrazoom with tripod
DescriptionMcNaught hung beautifully in evening sky above set sun. Exposure time 1/8 sec with 10xZoom needs quite a good tripod.
EquipmentNikon D70S, Nikkor 70-300MM on a tripod
DescriptionComet McNaught (C/2006 P1) over the mountains.
LocationClanfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Date10-Jan-2007 @ 17:23 UT
EquipmentCanon EOS 350D dSLR mounted on a tripod. Sigma 70-200mm zoom lens @ 200mm setting (equivalent to 320mm). ISO 400 and exposure 2 seconds at f/5.6.
DescriptionEasily the most spectacular comet since Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake, this view is of Comet McNaught C/2006 P1 as seen from the Hampshire Astronomical Groups observatory site at Clanfield in Hampshire, UK. The view is towards Southampton and the comet was less than five degrees above the horizon at the time. The comets magnitude was estimated at -1.5.
EquipmentCanon 20d on tripod 200mm lens
DescriptionThe last of Comet McNaught for the Northern Hemisphere! Now passing around the Sun it will be visable to those located in the Southern Hemisphere. At half the distance from the Sun as Mercury it could very well break up from gravity title forces being excerted.
Date12th January 2007 at 11:35 UT
EquipmentOlympus C-765 Ultrazoom with tripod.
DescriptionComet was visible in daylight ! We could see it through binoculars. In right box four photos were summed up.
Date10th January 2007 16.50
EquipmentNikon D70, Nikor 70-210mm zoom lens, ISO 200. 1/4 sec @ f5.6
DescriptionComet McNaught was a beautiful sight as it appeared out of the sun's twilight glow. Certainly one of the most impressive comets I've ever seen.
DescriptionSome image processing done in registax (6 images stacked) and neat image for noise removal.
LocationDonori, Cagliari, Italy
Date10 Jan 2007 16.20 UT
EquipmentMinolta Dimage 7i @ 400ISO f=135mm f/3.5 stack of 7 exp
DescriptionComet McNaught in the evening sky seen from Donori, 250m (Cagliari, Italy)