Photo Gallery:2006-2007 appearance of Comet McNaught
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LocationVilla La Angostura, Northwestern Patagonia, Argentina
DateJan 21, 2007 at 23:05 AR time
EquipmentCanon EOS 10D, ISO 1600, f:3.5, 15 secs.
DescriptionIn its orbit # 46769, the International Space Station (ISS) seems a manned comet crossing McNaught tail over Los Andes mountains, in the border between Chile and Argentina.
LocationPousada Cainã PR Brazil
Date20/01/2007 21h 37m
Equipmentcamera Canon Eos 1D mkII lens 15mm f 2:8 30 seconds
DescriptionComet Mcnaught and Magelan clouds .
LocationSanta Fe, Argentina
DateJanuary 21, 2007 9:10pm GMT-3
EquipmentCanon Powershot S3 IS, Aluminium Tripod 128 cm, f/5.0, ISO 80, 15 second exposure.
DescriptionAfter a long wait, I was able to picture the comet McNaught over the "Puente Colgante" (Suspension Bridge) of Santa Fe, achieving a typical postcard "santafesina" with an unusual and majestic touch.
LocationTuki Tuki, New Zealand
DateJan 19 2007, 20:25 UT
EquipmentCanon 10D, ISO800, 50mm lens f2.5, 30 Second exposure.
DescriptionComet McNaught as seen from Stardate 2007. This annual gathering is held in the Hawkes Bay region of the New Zealand. The image shows the comet with the astronomers camping in the foreground.
PhotographerKoos van Zyl
LocationStellenbosch, South Africa
Date19 January 2007, +-21:00
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel on tripod. Stack of nine 20-second exposures. Agressively enhanced to bring out detail.
DescriptionAs twilight deepened, more and more of McNaughts tail became visible. All the streamers visible on the photo was visible to the unaided eye.
LocationSpringbok, South Africa
Date18 Jan 2007 @ 2030B
EquipmentCelestron Nexstar GPS 11" with Nikon D100
DescriptionComet taken through Nexstar with Nikon D100 just before setting behind horizon at SPringbok
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
Date18 Jan 2006 19:52
EquipmentCanon 350d with 70-300mm lens. ISO 200 f/10 3.2 secs
DescriptionComet McNaught in twilight Johannesburg sky.
LocationFranschhoek, South Africa
DateJanuary 20, 2007
EquipmentCanon A85 compact digital camera.
DescriptionWe were on a mountain overlooking Franschhoek (on holiday from the UK) when we spotted the comet. I only had my pocket camera and had to rest it on a litter bin to keep it steady and it was blowing a gale. A few minutes later Venus emerged from behind the moon looking like a tiny South African diamond - a real bonus! Not the greatest photograph but a brilliant memento of a fantastic occasion.
LocationCamps Bay Drive, Cape Town
Date20 8:59:21 PM
EquipmentCamera Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL Shooting Date/Time 20 01 2007 8:59:21 PM Shooting Mode Manual Exposure Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1.3 Av( Aperture Value ) 5.6
DescriptionShows just the McNaught comet and its tail
Date7:17PM HST 1-19-07
EquipmentNikon D200 w/ 35mm @ F2 2min, guided by Vixen GP ISO 280
DescriptionA photo of tail fragments of C.McNaught in the glow of the Zodiacal Light w/ Venus and a bright meteor. We read that the tail was visible so we went to our site and did some photos, the meteor in the photo was just an additional surprise.