Comet McNaught | Koos van Zyl

Koos van Zyl
Location of photo
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Date/Time of photo
19 January 2007
Canon Digital Rebel on tripod with 50mm lens at f/7.1. A composite of four 15-second exposures.
Today was the best I've seen Comet McNaught - I had a moerately dark sky and the comet higher in the sky. It slowly set behind the Stellenbosch Mountain, shown in the picture, but even an hour after the comet has set, it's tail was still plainly visible, with most of the details seen in the picture apparent with the unaided eye. From a Southern Hemispherer's perspective, this comet beats Hale-Bopp hands down and tail up.
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