Mc Naught above Santiago
January 2007, after passing in the back of the Sun, comet Mc Naught
reappeared in the Southern hemisphere
as one of the brightest comet of the last 50 years with a very large
tail. It was visible with the naked eye even during day time.
© Stéphane Guisard
"Los Cielos de Chile"
The images below were taken 20th January 2007 from the Andes, 3500m
above sea level, and show the magnificent display of the comet above
Santiago de Chile. The comet tail had and extension of around 40
degrees. The very young Moon, near Santiago horizon, gives an idea of
the scale of the comet tail. Camera Canon 20Da was used on a tripod
(... to tell the truth ...not even a tripod ...., simply a piece of
wood on a rock !). The first of the two images was chosen NASA Astronomy
picture of the day..
Comet Mc Naught above Santiago de
Chile, 20th January 2007. Canon 20Da + 20mm lens f/4 and 20 second
exposure at 400Asa on tripod.
Comet Mc Naught above Santiago
de Chile, 20th January 2007. Canon 20Da on tripod.