Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Cetus (Cet)  ·  Contains:  Solar system body or event
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McNaught: The Great Comet of 2007, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
McNaught: The Great Comet of 2007
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McNaught: The Great Comet of 2007, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó
McNaught: The Great Comet of 2007
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade Binos 10x50

Imaging cameras: Canon A610

Mounts: Fixed tripod

Software: PixInsight  ·  Jasc Software Paintshop Pro


Dates:Jan. 13, 2007

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 23.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.62%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4344973

RA center: 1h 14' 38"

DEC center: -17° 36' 46"

Pixel scale: 0.226 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 73.463 degrees

Field radius: 0.051 degrees


Resolution: 1280x1024

Locations: Vallés - Valencia (Spain), Vallés, Valencia, Spain

Data source: Traveller

Description

This comet discovered by Robert McNaught from Australia at 2006, August 7 has been the brightest (mag. -5,5) since the Ikeya-Seki at 1965 (mag. -10). But your proximity to sun did specially hard to see, mainly from the North Hemisphere, where it could be seen only during dusk along a few minutes.

I took this photo at 2007 middle January, in the few days on wich it could be seen from Spain. Furthermore of a West horizont free of obstacles and perfectly clean, I had needed a better equipment, but this is that I had: a compact camera and a 10x50 binoculars on a tripod. Centering and focussing problems did that I took only a image too late, with the comet to less of 1 degree above horizont.

Four years late I've retrieved the JPEG image and I've process it as far as possible to try improve it some.

Also into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)

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McNaught: The Great Comet of 2007, 



    
        

            José J. Chambó

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