Comet McNaught | Hugo Marraco

Photographer
Hugo Marraco
Email
hmarraco@conae.gov.ar
Location of photo
Mar del Plata, Argentina (latitude 38 south)
Date/Time of photo
Jan 17, 21:12 ART
Equipment
Sony DSC W1 f=23 mm (zoom at 3x) f/D=5.2 exposure=8 sec
Description
The nucleus is as bright as Venus. The well developped tail is the longest I have seen since Ikeya-Seki (october 1965). At naked eye tail looks 4 degree long. Ikeya-Seki was 25+ degree long.
Website
marraco.net
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