Comet McNaught over Lion's Head

Comet McNaught setting over Lion's Head in Cape Town on 20 January 2007.

Also interesting on the lower right horizon is the planet Venus, which is in the process of re-appearing out of occulatation of a waxing moon.

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Deb

Deb - Jan 26, 2007 5:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Kinda Spooky

Great timing for this shot!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 26, 2007 5:26 pm - Voted 10/10

Very interesting

photo. What were exposure, focus length and so on?

ben jammin

ben jammin - Jan 27, 2007 8:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very interesting

This photo was taken with f2.8 @ 10seconds on a Canon S70 point 'n shoot. It would have been great to have had a SLR and some real glass, though.

sich

sich - Jan 26, 2007 7:25 pm - Voted 10/10

great pic

Especially with comet and occultation of the moon and venus on the horizon.
I wish I was there. :)
But I'm locked here, in the northern hemisphere :(
You lucky southerns... :)

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Jan 28, 2007 11:12 am - Voted 10/10

Spectacular!

I, too, am jealous of you folks in the southern hemisphere! --mark d.

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