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".