Monthly Archives: January 2007

Comet McNaught in the Daganeese sky

Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) is currently visible in the low sky just after sunset – look in the direction of the setting sun about 5 minutes after the top of the sun clears the horizon.

Comet McNaught - 2

Comet McNaught caught between two houses. Taken with Tamron 70-300 mm lens at 300 mm on a Nikon D50. 1/4 sec exposure at f8.
The comet was only visible from my location for about 30-45 minutes, from sundown until it vanished behind the houses. I didn’t really get time to tune the camera settings to get best results, but I’m rather happy with this image.