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So the weather looked good. There was nothing on the satellite. There was nothing in the sky. So I powerwalked up to my vantage point on the station car park and waited. And waited. The family, or most part thereof, were there again, this time with the husband instead of the BIL, but this time I was the first to spot the comet!! I was stoked. It was quite faint again, but clear skies meant it was fairly easily visible. I setup the camera and tripod and managed to get lots of nice photos of it! /me a happy girl :) My camera could actually see the comet a whole lot better than I could! Silly really :)

McNaught over sunset
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With a plane crossing its path
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Far left - comet McNaught, far right - Venus
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A long exposure (15 seconds I think) gave a nice trail
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Getting darker, with another plane
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After that it went behind the clouds, just as the dude came back with his telescope. So he missed all but the tail of it, but may return tomorrow to have another go :)

5 Comments

kapgar said:

Too flippin' cool! I've never seen a comet before that I know of. I would love to have shots like this!

January 20, 2007 4:51 AM

   

Missy said:

Very cool!

January 20, 2007 5:50 AM

   

kazza said:

The only other comet I've seen was Halley's in 1986. But it was just a smudge not much bigger than a star and no brighter. Bit of an anticlimax really :)

I'm so glad I got photos, after the previous two nights I really didn't think it was going to happen

January 20, 2007 8:27 AM

   

Michael Morgan said:

Very cool photos.

January 23, 2007 10:01 AM

   

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