Comet McNaught C/2006 P1 | David Briggs

David Briggs
Location of photo
Clanfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Date/Time of photo
10-Jan-2007 @ 17:23 UT
Canon EOS 350D dSLR mounted on a tripod. Sigma 70-200mm zoom lens @ 200mm setting (equivalent to 320mm). ISO 400 and exposure 2 seconds at f/5.6.
Easily the most spectacular comet since Hale-Bopp and Hyakutake, this view is of Comet McNaught C/2006 P1 as seen from the Hampshire Astronomical Groups observatory site at Clanfield in Hampshire, UK. The view is towards Southampton and the comet was less than five degrees above the horizon at the time. The comets magnitude was estimated at -1.5.