The Ghost of Comet McNaught | Jimmy Westlake

Jimmy Westlake
Location of photo
Stagecoach, Colorado, USA
Date/Time of photo
01/19/07 6:37 pm MST
The attached photo is a 30 second piggy-back guided exposure with a Fuji Finepix S2 digital camera set at ISO 800. I used a 35 mm wide angle lens at F3.3.
Words can't adequately describe what was visible in the western sky after sunset tonight. The dusty wisps of Comet McNaught’s tail filled the sky like auroral streamers, easily visible to the unaided eye. I said my goodbyes to the comet last Saturday January 15 after seeing it with the unaided eye in the daytime. Tonight, I feel like I was visited by the ghost the comet!
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