Comet McNaught | Jonathan Grun

Jonathan Grun
Location of photo
Franschhoek, South Africa
Date/Time of photo
January 20, 2007
Canon A85 compact digital camera.
We 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.