Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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LocationPilar do Sul, SP, Brasil
DateJan 23, 2006 23:08 UT
EquipmentCanon EOS 350D, 1600 ASA, 30s exp.
DescriptionAfter days of cloudy sunsets, I finally could get a pictures of this beautiful comet. It was amazing, the tail was about 25 degrees tall to naked eye.
Date19 Jan 2007, 21:58
EquipmentSony DSLR-A100, 30 second exposure, F4
DescriptionMcNaught over the Tongoy peninsula. Taken from Puerto Velero, Chile (30º15' South, 71º29' West).
PhotographerMarcelo Daniel Cerdán
DateJan 23 01:17 UT
EquipmentCanon A620 digital camera on EQ5 equatorial mount. 10 frames stacked on PhotoShop. Ten 15 seconds exposure @ f/3.2, 11mm focal lenght.
DescriptionNaked eye comet McNaught setting in the horizon. Note the long curved tail extending more than 20 degrees in the sky.
EquipmentNikon D80 w/ 50mm f/1.4
DescriptionComet McNaught a few minutes prior to disappearing behind clouds
LocationDullstroom, South Africa
EquipmentCanon EOS350D, Sigma 18-50mm lens. ISO 400, F7.1 at 1/30 sec. Tripod and remote shutter release used.
DescriptionThis shot was taken about 2km east of Dullstroom, SA, on a clear night, and shows the comet, the Moon and Venus, as well as the village of Dullstroom in the right foreground
EquipmentCanon Digital rebel sigma 12-24 at 12 mm f:4.5 for 30 seconds on static tripod iso 400 setting
DescriptionComet Machholz over the River Plate from Montevideo around 1 hour 10 minutes minutes after sunset
DateJan 23th at 00:30 UT
EquipmentNikon D50 DSLR with a 28-50 mm zoom mounted on a tripod
DescriptionI took a 10 sec shot of Comet McNaught at ISO 800 in an open area located 7 km from downtown Mendoza in Argentina. It was the first chance to get a look at it because the clouds interfered for the 7 preceeding days.
LocationPort Hills over looking Christchurch City, NZ
Date22 Jan 2007 10:06pm
EquipmentCanon 20D, Canon 18-55 zoom at 18mm f4, ISO400 exposure 70secs, piggybacked on Celestron C8
DescriptionComet McNaught blazing over the city of Christchurh, New Zealand. Thrilling the many hundreds of people lining the hilltop summit roadway to get a view of this spectacular comet.
EquipmentNikon D50 Digital Camera
DescriptionComet Mc Naught seen from Montevideo, Uruguay (lat: 35 south) on January 22, 2007, 45 minutes after sunset.
LocationVal Susa, Italy
Date20th Jan 2007, 18 UT
EquipmentCanon 350D, 35mm f/5, 1600 ISO, composition of three images taken with 10, 20 and 30 seconds exposure, from a site at 1425 meters altitude.
DescriptionStriae of comet C/2006 P1 McNaught tail, seen from the Northern hemisphere.