Comet McNaught Tail setting | Mike Nicholson

Mike Nicholson
Location of photo
Kohekohe,Awhitu Peninsula,Auckland,New Zealand
Date/Time of photo
9.59pm,22 Jan 2007 NZST
Pentax *ist DS tripod mounted. DA Zoom 18-55mm f3.5-f5.6.Lens set to 18mm,f3.5. ISO 3200,30 secs. Original 3008 x 20008 PEF,resized. Noise reduction using Neat Image
The head of the comet had disappeared behind hills aprroximately 20 mins earlier.The tail was reminiscent of low cloud lit by street lighting,however the nearest street lights in this case were in Australia,some 1200 miles west. An awesome sight.
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