Photo GalleryEditors' Choice Archive
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.
EquipmentNikon D70S, Nikkor 70-300MM on a tripod
DescriptionComet McNaught (C/2006 P1) over the mountains.
DateJanuary 11 2007, 15:40 UT
EquipmentTelescope: William Optics Zenithstar 66/400 Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel Exposure: 9 x 0.5" at ISO 400 processed in PixInsight and Photoshop
DescriptionThe comet offered a fantastic view. I estimated it to have magnitude -3. The tail was more than 5 degrees in binoculars.
LocationPasso Brocon, Trento, Italy
Date10 Jan 2007 16.28UT
EquipmentFujiS3 @ 400ISO f=300mm f/4 @ f/5.6 stack of 4 exp 0.5 sec each. Field of the image 2.5 x 2 degrees.
DescriptionComet McNaught setting above fog layers covering all Pianura Padana, as seen from Dolomite Passo Brocon (Trento, 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.
DateJan 9, 2007 5:11 PM
EquipmentNokon D70, Nikkor 70-200 VR lens, tripod, IR Remote
DescriptionTHis photo shows comet McNaught through sunset haze above a double layer of clouds. The upper layer shows verga - rain that is not reaching the gorund through the very dry air.
DateJan. 9, 2006
Equipment4" refractor, DSLR
Description... beautiful , bright comet ... nice tail even against a bright background
Equipment300mm objective f/5.6, iso 100, expo: 2s, Canon DSLR on a tripod.
DescriptionWOW! What a beautiful sight to see Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) shining bright in the sunrise. Easily seen with my naked eyes, a morning to remember.