Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
LocationSan Diego, CA
Date12/22/06 - 1/8/07
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro II through Celestron C80ED 80mm Refractor mounted on Meade LX90 8" SCT. 10 hours total exposure, LLRGB processing.
DescriptionM78 is a diffuse nebula of dark gas and dust lit by the reflected light of several B-type stars. 1600 light years from earth, this region of active new star formation has received recent scrutiny for its numerous Herbig-Haro outflow objects, jets of matter ejected from newborn stars.
LocationMudgee Observatory, NSW, Australia
Date28 January, 2007 at 18:00UT
EquipmentCanon 20D on a tracking mount, 30mm f/4.5, 245secs, ISO 800
DescriptionIt was amazing to see Comet McNaught rise less than 6 hours after we had watch it set. The absence of the Moon meant we could spot the tail long before the nucleus rose.
Locationnaracoorte south australia
Date24/1/07 8.56 pm
Equipmentcanon 1ds mkII ef 70-200 f2.8 lens 25 sec at f2.8 iso 500
Descriptioncomet McNaught in the south east of South Australia. lights below are trucks passing on the highway.
LocationKatoomba, NSW, Australia
Date20 Jan. 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS 300D
DescriptionThe coma of Comet McNaught touches the horizon. 4x30 sec exposures at ISO 1600.
LocationNorth Island, New Zealand
Date24 January 2007 10:15 UT
EquipmentCanon 10D, ISO800, 18mm lens f3.5, 20 second exposure.
DescriptionA beautiful warm summer evening. The comet is show above Stonehenge-Aotearoa. This structure is situated in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand.
LocationL'Agulhas, western cape, South Africa
Date22 jan 2007 at 22:17:28
Equipmentolympus c8080 f3.2 20sec
DescriptionPhotographed at the Cape Agulhas lighthouse, at the most southern tip of Africa.
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.
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.
PhotographerMark A. Brown
LocationTyndall AFB, Florida 30.0950° N, 85.6450° W
DateJanuary 20, 2007 5:55pm CST
EquipmentCanon Digital Rebel, 18-55mm lens at 35mm, f/4, ISO 100, 3 second exposure.
DescriptionThis is a view of the thin crescent moon and Venus overlooking St. Andrews Bay.
LocationBloemfontein - 20km West. Away from the city lights
Date19 01 07 - 20:39
EquipmentCanon 30D 17 - 85 mm Canon Zoemlens set on 30mm, f5.6 ISO 800, 30 sec exposure.
DescriptionComments: What a spectacle. The later it is visible, the more you are capable of capturing the mammoth tail, stretching way way past Venus.