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

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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.

Date/Time:    12 Jan. 2007, 1723 PST
Location: Fullerton, CA
Scope/Lens: Nikon 70-210 @ 210mm, cropped
Camera: Nikon D70s
Mount: Fixed tripod
Guider: none
Exposure: 1/15 sec. (ISO 200)

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