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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Hale Bopp with Tree

comet Hale Bopp
© Philipp Salzgeber

Film: Kodak Royal Gold 400
Telescope/Lens: Nikon 35mm f/2
Exposure: 2 min at f/2
Date: 29 March 1997

Comments: This picture was taken in the vicinity of Pazin in Istria/Croatia during a short easter holiday. The tree was illuminated using a small flashlight.