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« on: 10/01/2007 19:47:10 »
A new naked eye comet McNaught should be visable around dawn for the next few days if it survives the trip around the back of the Sun.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070105.html
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« Reply #1 on: 17/01/2007 11:55:34 »
Here's a picture of comet c/2006 P1 Mc Naught that I took on 10th January 2007 at 17:17

I used a Canon EOS350D camera and a 200mm lens  the exposure was 1/15sec at F 5.6

The image loaded is a small part of the actual picture because of file size restrictions here

The comet was very bright then almost as bright a Venus which was quite near to it in the sky

The picture was taken jost off the A361 near Knowstone at the edge of Exmoor in Devon UK

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« Last Edit: 18/01/2007 01:58:26 by ukmicky »
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« Reply #2 on: 17/01/2007 12:20:37 »
Congratulations, I looked out for it but I have mostly a combination of cloud cover and town lights here.
I take it it is now only viewable from the southern hemisphere so I will ask my son in Brisbane to look out for it. 
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