Comet McNaught (c/2006 P1) photo gallery
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Summary: Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) swung by the sun on Jan 12th - 14th, and now it is emerging into the skies of the southern hemisphere. During its close encounter with the sun, McNaught became a naked-eye object in broad daylight. See pages 7 and 8 of the gallery to view many blue-sky photos of the comet. [ephemeris] [3D orbit]

  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Dave Curtis,
Dunedin, New Zealand
Jan. 18, 2007

Photo Details: Canon EOS 1D Mrk2, ISO 1000, 4s exposure, f2.8

Jamie Newman,
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
Jan. 18, 2007
#1, #2, #3

Photo details: Canon 350D, 75-300mm lens @ 300mm, 1600ISO, f/5.6f, 8sec

Roberto Solans,
Villa La Angostura, Northwestern Patagonia, Argentina.
Jan. 18, 2007

McNaught's fabulous tail curves over Los Andes mountains. Below is Nahuel Huapi Lake and sorrounding village.

Photo details: Canon EOS 10D, ISO 100, 30 secs exposure.

Brett Yee,
Bombay Hills, South Auckland, NZ
Jan. 18, 2007

Photo details: Nikon D200, 18-200mm lens

Gerrit Penning,
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Jan. 18, 2007
#1, more

Many motorists stopped to have a look at this strange "bush fire" on the horizon, which turned out to be the extravagant tail of McNaught!

Photo details: Sony Cybershot DSC-P93A, 25 second exposure, F/2.8, ISO 100

Carlos Rossatti,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Jan. 17, 2007

Photo details: Canon Digital Camera A510 and teleobjective 200 mm. Telescope 300 mm F/5 Dobsonian Reflector, eyepiece 40 mm y 25 mm Meade and Barlow 2x.

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Venus and Comet McNaught
in the same frame.
Dr Shinn Yeung,
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Jan. 18, 2007

Photo details: Canon 20D EF16-35 @ 35mm f/3.2 1.6sec exposure.

Andrew Durick,
Brisbane, Australia
Jan. 18, 2007
#1, #2, #3,

WOW - what an amazing comet this is. Clearly visible in the twighlight as a great streak - just an awesome sight.

Photo details: Canon 400D, 21sec, ISO100, F3.5, 18-55mm lens @ 18mm.

Graham Palmer,
Hastings New Zealand
Jan. 18, 2007
#1, more

Comet McNaught simply floored me with its beauty. I just didn't expect to see that. All images shot with a Canon 350D.

Mark Parsons,
Linton township, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Jan. 18, 2007
#1, #2, #3

Photo details: Nikon D50, 300mm exposure 13 secs, 1st image was modified in Photoshop to enhance the tail, other images are unmodified

Fabio Dornelles,
Porto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL
Jan. 18, 2007
#1, #2, #3

After two days hidden by the clouds, the McNaught Comet showed its beauty to the Porto Alegre skies, from 9:00 PM until 9:50 PM (local time). Its huge tail over the Guaiba River caught the people's attention.

Photo details: Canon Rebel XT/ Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 mm 1:3.5 - 5.6, Canon EF 75-300 mm 1:4 - 5.6/Exposures:6 seg - 20 seg/ISO 200

Murray Helm,
Auckland, New Zealand
Jan. 19, 2007

The majesty of Comet McNaught captured from Kariotahi Beach on Auckland's west coast, set against the dire sunset of Australian bushfires raging in the State of Victoria.

Photo details: Canon 5D, 200mm lens, f2.8, 4sec, 800ASA

Brendan Dickerson,
Windhoek, Namibia, Africa
Jan. 18, 2007

Beautiful evening, clear skies, no city lights, just up the road from the Max Plank Gamma Array Scope in Namibia.

Photo details: HP C945, ISO-100, 1-4sec exposure.

David Clark,
Auckland, New Zealand
Jan. 18, 2007

Lovely Comet from metropolitan Auckland city

more images: from Adam Jennings at Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand; from Danut Ionescu of Auckland - New Zealand; from Noeleen Lowndes at Oyster Cove on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia; from Carlos Corco of La Serena, Chile; from Paul Walker on Gooseberry Hill, Perth, Western Australia; from David Walden of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; from Michael Yang of Auckland, New Zealand; from Justin Offord of Palmerston North, New Zealand; from Joel Asenjo of Valdivia, Region de los Rios, Chile; from James Brundell of Dunedin, New Zealand; from David Clark of Auckland, New Zealand; from Murray Craft of Auckland, New Zealand; from Gustavo Marquez of Pando, province of Canelones, Uruguay; from J Ayala of Paraparaumu, New Zealand; from Helen Griffith on Mount Sugarloaf in Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia; from Bren Harrison on the summit of Mt Eden in Auckland, New Zealand; from Roger Handford of Gisborne, New Zealand; from George Ionas of Foxton Beach, New Zealand; from Sandro Ebone of Portao, RS, Brasil; from Robert Crookes of Auckland, New Zealand; from Norb of Auckland, New Zealand;