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LocationPiha (west coast nr Auckland NZ
DateJan 18 2007; 20:53
EquipmentCasio EX-Z750 at wide angle, 1 minute exposure. 7 Mb original. The mount was "behind a twig on a dead tree" located along a track above a high cliff over the sea.
DescriptionI was taken by surprise by this comet; an excellent apparition with interesting tail structure.
LocationManawatu, New Zealand
EquipmentCanon 30D & 135mm f2 lens set to f3.2, 2 sec exposure. Normal tripod.
DescriptionComet McNaught just before it set. Underexposed slightly and some custom levels applied in Photoshop to bring out the tail.
Date16h35 to 16h50 UT 2007/01/12
EquipmentDigital camera Canon 10D, telephoto lens focal 180mm stopped to focal ratio 5.6, addition of 8 images, 1/8 and 1/6 sec exposure on ISO100 equivalent. No equatorial mont : a simple photo tripod.
DescriptionThe comet is near the horizon with many sorts of coloured clouds cause of the time between the first and the last picture. It was 7° elongated from the Sun. To realize this image I had a journey of 942km long from my home and return. The observation place was the Avignon TGV Railway Station in south of France.
Locationmt o'mmanney, northam, western australia
EquipmentNikon D70 WITH Tamron 200mm lens and x2 converter on standard tripod. Exposure 1.5 sec, 200iso
DescriptionComet McNaught approx' 30 mins after sunset.
DateJanuary 10th 2007 5:14pm
EquipmentCanon 30D with a Tamron 300mm with 1.4x.
DescriptionThis is a stack of six exposures that was processed for more detail in the tail.
Date1/12/07 13:30 pst
EquipmentHomemade 8" f7 reflector with Canon Rebel DSLR (1400mm FL)
DescriptionGoing through my shots of 1/12/07, I found this one with clouds - adds some perspective. It was fun watching the clouds passing the comet, too bad I didn't have a video camera running for this event. A time-lapse after sunset series (movie) from a local 6500' mountain (darker skies) would have been neat. I like this the best of nine posted at http://flickr.com/photos/edhiker/ (half size image supplied, 640x478)
Date2007-01-14, 11:58 UT
Equipment7" Meade ED Refractor, Lumenera SKYnyx 2-1m, Astronomik 807nmIRpass filter
DescriptionMagnificant daytime appearance of McNaught just six degrees from the sun
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.
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.
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.