Comet McNaught in B&W

Cropped and converted to B&W with the object of bringing the tail out more.

This is one of the shots I took on Sat night as a cloud passed over the comet.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 20th January 2007, This photo: 7:48pm


  • Yorri¢k said:
    i didn't even look fo it :(

    i'm glad someone got it together, well done David
  • David de Groot said:
    It should be visible right now (19:30 AEST) if you're quick!
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    i checked flickr at 8.30... dave - tell me - can i see it tomorrow night?

    where? when?
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    great photo btw!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure can Greg. Should still be seen from Mt Coot-tha, or anywhere you can see the western horizon.

    Look at about 30 degree elevation roughly SW (or I found somewhere around 30 - 40 degrees left of Venus). Best time starts at 1/2hr after sunset (which I think is about 6:47pm - so time it should appear is about 7:20pm).
  • Margot- said:
    COOL...I see some stars, too!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep the stars were definitely out by then Margot :)
  • a777thunder said:
    Well done Dave, that is
    The most far out streaker I've ever seen..!!
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe sure is Kev :)
  • picsbymac said:
    Ahhh, this one does really bring out those stars. Very nice.
  • David de Groot said:
    Just played around with the channel mixer in Photoshop until I got a reasonable result. :)
  • Alex Rixon said:
    Nice pic Dave, I only just heard about the comet so I have not even seen it yet. :-(
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Another nice shot David.
    We finally had a clear night last night and I was finally able to see the comet. Amazing stuff!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well get out there and have a look Alex! :)

    It is indeed Cecily! I'm glad you managed to see it! Friends of mine in Adelaide saw it last night too.