Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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DateJan 10, 2007 at 5:15 PM EST
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel at the Prime Focus of a Televue 85 f/7 (600mm fl) APO. 1/4 second shutter at ISO 200.
DescriptionThe comet, to the unaided eye had a core approaching the magnitude of Mercury and a tail almost 2 degrees long!
LocationOttawa ON Canada
Date5:25 PM EST
EquipmentCanon A60 digital camera, hand held shot
DescriptionYou can make out the head and tail in this shot. Nice bright comet that stayed above the horizon for a good amount of time.
LocationKings Mountain, NC
DateJan 10 2007, 18:09 EST
EquipmentCanon 20D, 70-200 w/1.4x @ 280mm, ISO400, 1/20 sec, f8.
DescriptionComet McNaught in the twilight - wish it was higher!
DateJan 10, 2006 5:52pm CST
EquipmentPanasonic FZ30 with Olympus TCON-17 teleconverter for an equivalent focal length of 714mm. Mounted on a Bogen tripod, remote shutter release. ISO 80, f3.7, 1/13s.
DescriptionTaken from my backyard in Owasso (near Tulsa, OK). The previous evening I watched Comet McNaught from my rooftop as it went all the way down to the ground - even after the nucleus was below the horizon I could see the tail sticking up.
LocationTrevignano Romano (Italy)
EquipmentNikkor 300mm f/2,8 Ai-S lens with 1.4x Nikon Teleconverter Nikon D200 digital camera Exposure 1.3s @ ISO 200
DescriptionThe comet was caught while it was very low on the WSW horizon, from lake Bracciano, about 30 miles north of Rome (Italy)
PhotographerGary W. Kronk
LocationSt. Jacob, Illinois
Date2007 January 10.02
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel 300mm telephoto Camera set at 100ASA and 0.5-second exposure
DescriptionComet is just entering the horizon haze about 35 minutes after sunset.
LocationReykjavik, Iceland (N 64.1291°, W 21.9193°)
Date9 January 2007, 17:17:40 UTC
EquipmentTripod mounted Sony DSC-H5, Focal Length: 34.9 mm, Exposure Time: 0.125 s (1/8), Aperture: f/3.5, ISO equiv: 320.
DescriptionComet C/2006 P1 McNaught over Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. Bessastadir - the residence of the President of Iceland is also visible at the bottom of the photo. In the middle there is a small airplane. The photo is taken from Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland with GPS coordinates: N 64.1291°, W 21.9193°.
Locationnear Bolu, Turkey
Date9th January 2007, 1720 GMT+2
EquipmentCanon EOS 300D DSLR at ISO 100, 135 mm f/3.5 lens, Adobe Photoshop composite of 12 pictures with exposures of 0.5 seconds each.
DescriptionThe comet is brightening explosively. Now it is a close match for Venus in brightness. Tomorrow, who knows? The composite could have been possible with less pictures, maybe 6, but I had only one chance and to make a good composition, I had to take another 6 of them.
EquipmentCanon XTI, 300 mm lens
DescriptionWhat a difference a day could make. Tonight the comet was much brighter, the tail was much longer and we were able to observe her for a longer time. The pictures were taken with Canon XTI, 300 mm lens and automatic landscape setting.
EquipmentCanon 10D DSLR, Canon EF70-200mm F2.8L IS USM lens, tripod mounted.
DescriptionComet McNaught setting behind the trees at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers, MA, 1/9/2007, 4:50pm.