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Old 23-01-2007, 12:49 PM
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That would be a good one for spaceweather Phil !
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Old 23-01-2007, 12:57 PM
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If the comet had been just a month earlier, I suspect all our friends and families would have been getting Comet McNaught calendars and posters for Christmas!

Phil, your shot is gorgeous. It takes the spectacle to a new level when the head gets so low that it turns red.

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Old 23-01-2007, 01:06 PM
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My contribution to McNaught. I'm only posting it, so that years from now I can prove to myself that I actually (and finally) did see it
What a great sight it was!
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Old 23-01-2007, 01:12 PM
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Hi all, here are mine and my dad's efforts from last night.

http://www.castfvg.it/luna/fasi/luna03g_02.jpg

Eos 1Ds Mkii, 400mm f2.8L IS, 2x TC, ISO 3200, 1/4 sec @ f5.6

http://www.castfvg.it/comete/mcnaugh..._levis_004.jpg

Eos 1Ds Mkii, 50mm f1.2L, ISO 1600, 10 sec @ f3.5
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Old 23-01-2007, 01:22 PM
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Another attempt of the comet after a few miserable days in Adelaide. The view of the comet was just stunning.

Pentax K10d 30s, f/3,2 ISO400

I absolutely enjoy seeing so many fantastic pictures of the comet on this forum!
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Old 23-01-2007, 01:59 PM
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Hi Icebreaker, welcome to the forum !
That is a great shot, especially with someone in the foreground (is that you ?)
You can almost hear the thoughts "OMG this is awesome!"
Thanks for posting it.
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Old 23-01-2007, 02:00 PM
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thank for the replys i have sent it to space weather.
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Old 23-01-2007, 02:27 PM
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Great picture Icebreaker, I agree with Ian the person in the foreground is a really nice touch and adds another dimension to the comet.

Welcome to the group as well

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Old 23-01-2007, 02:39 PM
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My sentiments to Chrissara.

Being stuck up in North East Arnhem Land enduring the current wet season and constant cloud cover, there is almost no chance of seeing comet McNaught.
It's definetly McNaught!
Our finacially flushed club president made his way to the astrocamp on his own and didn't even bring me back a T shirt.

P.S. Thanks for all the photo's
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Old 23-01-2007, 03:14 PM
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Here are some of mine..

http://members.westnet.com.au/dahn/a...ght2006_p1.jpg

http://members.westnet.com.au/dahn/a...aught-1024.jpg

http://members.westnet.com.au/dahn/a...4-McNaught.jpg

http://members.westnet.com.au/dahn/a...5-McNaught.jpg

the 1st one is from my house rooftop
the others are from near yanchep area in WA.
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Old 23-01-2007, 03:17 PM
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Incredible images Dave! Nice work.
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Old 23-01-2007, 03:58 PM
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There was a bit of Horizon cloud again last night but I managed a few images from my roof. Looks like it will be nice and clear tonight, I would be mad not to make the most of it before the waxing Moon becomes a problem.
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Old 23-01-2007, 04:55 PM
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It was clear over Canberra all day, until it was show time and a big cloud rolled in so it only allowed me to have a brief glimpse of the comet. This is the best picture I could get, it was still a bit light, but better than nothing! I'll try again tomorrow.
I was up on Stromlo last night mate. Where were you. I didnt even get a shot off! The cloud didnt roll in..it just magically appeared right on showtime in a 20 minute window of clear sky to solid blanket.

Going up again tonight...

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Old 23-01-2007, 05:00 PM
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Here's one from Lang Lang beach, VIC, 22 Jan, about 10pm. F30 compact digital. 15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800. Most of the tail you see in the photo was naked eye visible.
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Old 23-01-2007, 05:12 PM
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That's a fine image from a compact Steve
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Old 23-01-2007, 05:46 PM
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Story Book Comet - the People's Comet!

what an amazingly photogenic comet!! we finally had a decent bit of weather and I had my first long clear view at a dark sky site - looked like a story book steam train/puffing billy smoke plume as it chuffed off south over the horizon -WOW

single unprocessed/uncropped image 4 sec exp iso 1600 from jpeg

http://southern-x.org/so_x/p1/p122nd_0850s.jpg

I have a nice collection of 10 sec raws @ iso 400 i can make a mosiac of the whole tail from eventually! and some film shots to come hopefully also, really needed to take darks,

it is fading unbelievably fast

my second 'sodium comet' after v1 (that did have a blue ion tail tho), read a lot about 'sodium comets' (some disparaging - have heard them called 'dirty') in the past, now ive seen a great one!
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Old 23-01-2007, 06:12 PM
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Smile COMET McNAUGHT 20th Jan 2007 , the whole of it

Comet McNaught on the 20th January from Mt White. Who would have ever thought that it would be necessary to use a wideangle 28mm lens to capture the WHOLE tail of this comet. Most of the earlier images all used digital or telephoto shots. This wideangle shot resulted by fault as I was doing a panoramic image of the Hawkesbury river 600' below Mt White, 40kms north of Sydney city. ItF I had only known what lay hidden from naked sight Then would have got out old faithful best lens, 135mm, for a series of shots going northwards to assemble a collage. I Have one Pic, clear as anything, but just the top of the tail with no head of the Comet. anyhow here is the image on the 28mm wideangle.my " Heavenly Finger"
Sorry the image will not upload, try www.nsas.org.au media

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Old 23-01-2007, 06:25 PM
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22 January, 2007 - The first day Comet McNaught (2006/P1) was able to be observed by the masses in Melbourne. They were not disappointed!

(rushed scan of a slide - no time to clean up, remove dust, crop, enhance etc - later )
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Old 23-01-2007, 07:17 PM
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McNaught from Mt Macedon

hi folks,

Like many others in Melbourne, I was worried that our first good clear skies in Melbourne would find the comet having faded past its best, but it's still doing fine!

These photos from Mt Macedon last night (Monday 22nd January):

http://www.philhart.com/gallery/Come...ht_18mm?full=1

http://www.philhart.com/gallery/Come...ht_50mm?full=1

http://www.philhart.com/gallery/Come...McNaught_200mm

cheers
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Old 23-01-2007, 08:01 PM
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Excellent images.. such a great photographic comet.. even point and shoot cameras capture the essence of it well.
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