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Dimensions1670 x 1252
Original file size350 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Jan-07 18:21
Date modified11-Jan-07 21:03
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelE-500
Focal length40 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/5 at f/11
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Comet McNaught C2006 P1

Comet McNaught C2006 P1

Jan 11, 2007

Gearing up this morning paid off. I went straight from work at 1630 to the Duntz Head viewpoint and set up. What a lovely evening! It would have been worth it even without the comet. But I agree with Guy. It was very cold.

Here are my first two processed images. The first is just the comet, slightly cropped from full frame, and the second is a wider view with Venus and McNaught. There's more detail in the tail, and I'll have to work to tease it out.
Equipment for these was my Olympus E-500 with a Zuiko 45-150 zoom. Being mounted on a steady tripod, I took advantage of a smaller aperture to ensure a good focus and hitting the resolution "sweet spot".