Comet at the edge | Tunç Tezel

Photographer
Tunç Tezel
Email
canopia@yahoo.com
Location of photo
near Bolu, Turkey
Date/Time of photo
14th January 2006, 16:47 GMT+2
Equipment
Canon EOS 300D digital SLR at ISO 100, 500 mm f/8 lens; all piggybacked on an 8" Meade LX10 SCT.
Description
Now, this ordinary looking image can be a daylight sighting of the comet, as it is a minute before the sunset. But it may also be the last day of the comet in twilight, at the Sun about to set is already behind the higher hills. I "dialed" the position of the comet using the telescope from the Sun. I could not get a glimpse of Mercury though, only 1/2 degrees away from the comet.