Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) - 1/12/2007

Comet McNaught is predicted to be one of the most spectacular comets in several decades, but because of its proximity to the sun and the latitude of southern California, it was difficult to even find this comet. I had about 20 minutes to photograph the comet before it went below a nearby ridge. If it does live up to expectations, unfortunately those of us in the northern hemisphere will not be able to see it.

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 12 Jan. 2007 - 1723 PST
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Camera: Nikon D70s @ ISO 200
  • Exposure: 1/15 sec.
  • Lens: Nikon 70-210 @ 210mm, cropped
  • Filter: None
  • Mount: Fixed tripod
  • Guiding: none
  • Image Processing: Photoshop