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Comet McNaught
Posted By: mingdie, 01-18-2007, 02:42 AM

The comet was very visible to the naked eye this evening. My son pestered me to take some photos and I tried to explain that I didn't have a long enough lens for it. Well I put a 2x converter on my F70-210 and at least we have a memory of maybe one in a lifetime experience.




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01-18-2007, 04:51 AM   #2
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I took a quick snap of it to over here in Perth. Wont put my shot up as it isn't much good - but I thought I may as well have a shot of it as it is an awe inspiring sight to see a comet with a huge tail travelling through the sky.

It's amazing to think that the old *istDS was focused on an object 120 million kilometres away and travelling at a speed of 100 kilometres per second - try panning a spot at that speed.
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It was a great sight. The fireservice took quite a few calls from people about an aircraft plunging to earth. For me the photo is just a good memory.

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Damn you! I was out last night looking for it too, but it was a bit cloudy I think so didn’t even get a glimpse. Whereabouts in the sky (direction, elevation) was it?

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Arpe. You should look for it in the south west. When I took the photo is was about 20 degrees above the horizone. If it is clear you can not really miss it.
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i'm surrounded by trees so getting a shot is impossible unless i travel a good distance.. keep posting tho as i love the shots.
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