The huge tail of the Comet McNaught | Danut Ionescu

Photographer
Danut Ionescu
Email
danut.ionescu@gmail.com
Location of photo
Tinopai, Kaipara District, New Zealand
Date/Time of photo
28 Jan 2007 at 1:39:55 AM Local Time
Equipment
Camera : Lumix DMC-FZ50, ISO 1600, f/2.8, T=30 sec, 45mm lens
Description
A “small” fragment of the tail of the Comet McNaught, seen after the middle of night. First I was thinking about the Zodiacal Light or maybe an Austral Aurora phenomena. In this picture, you can see: “alpha” and “beta” Centauri (The Pointers), and going to the diagonal - right, Triangulum Australe.
Website
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danutzi/