Daylight Comet: C/2006 P1 McNaught

Comet C/2006 P1 McNaught

On Saturday, January 13th I noticed that the sky was very transparent and thought it might be worth taking an image of the comet in broad daylight.I was excited when I was able to to see the comet with small binoculars and then also with the naked eye at noon. (My wife saw it first without optical aid.)A bunch of neighbours and some other persons walking by did also see it with the 80mm refractor, some small binoculars and with the naked eye.

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Comet Ikeya Zhang

Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

Comet Ikeya-Zhang

 

Lens:
Pentax Takumar 400mm f/4.0
Camera
Pentax 6×7
Film:
Fuji Provia 400
Exposure:
10min. at f/4
Date:
2002-04-01
Scan:
Umax Astra 1220S with transparency adaptor
Processing:
Removing of vignetting and gradient (light pollution)
Comments:
The bad quality of the scanner shows up in the irregular density and color variation across the frame.