McNaught Tail | Simon Walsh

Simon Walsh
Location of photo
Villiers, South Africa
Date/Time of photo
23 Jan 2007 19:17 UT
Canon Eos 350D, Carl Zeiss 80mm f1.8 lens with Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, stack of 3x 25s exposures at ISO 800
Although the tail of the comet spanned over 45 degrees, despite moonlight, this section of the tail presented the greatest contrast seen in binoculars. The southern (left hand) edge was extremely sharply defined, while the northern (right-hand) edge was much less so.
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