ISS & Comet McNaught | Andrew Drawneek

Photographer
Andrew Drawneek
Email
adrawneek@xtra.co.nz
Location of photo
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Date/Time of photo
2007-01-19 at 11:06 pm NZT
Equipment
Canon 30D & Canon 85mm f1.2 lens at f1.2, 30 second exposure, ISO 640. Some custom curves to improve constrast and sharpened for web.
Description
The International Space Station passes in front of the comet's tail. This was a lucky shot and I checked later that it was the ISS. As has been observed by others, tonight the comet tail & jets were much clearer to the naked eye. Taken from the southern coast of the North Island overlooking Palliser Bay.
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