Friday, January 19, 2007
More Stunning Images of Comet 2006 P1 McNaught!
First off is this amazing image from Graham Palmer of New Zealand. My jaw hit the floor when I saw this. Note that as this is a 15 minute exposure, the comet won't look like this to the unaided eye, but it still will be big and bright with a long tail. Next up is Terry Lovejoy, with this great image from QLD. The Ice in Space Forums have lots of good southern Hemipshere images, as does the Spaceweather gallery. The bottom line is "Keep on Looking", comet McNaught isn't finished yet, and may well be a Great Comet.
In the Northern Hemisphere, you can still see the tail of the comet just above the horizon, see here for a great shot.
Labels: 2006/P1 McNaught