Friday, January 12, 2007

Comet McNaught

I managed to catch a glimpse of the Comet McNaught yesterday evening as the sun was setting. There was a spot on the 18th floor of the building where I work that had a good view, hence I returned there today hoping to snap a quick picture. I remembered to bring my camera and 300mm lens but sadly forgot the 1.4x tele-converter so I had to do a bit of cropping.

Since the comet is so close to the sun and getting closer I wasn't able to get as interesting a picture as Mike did. Also the lack of foreground objects or clouds makes it challenging to shoot something photographically interesting. At one point a plane did fly into my frame, so I guess I caught one lucky break.

Lots of people have been taking pictures of the comet and they are all over the web.

Technical Specs: Canon 5D, 300mm f/4L, f/5.6 @ 1/125s, ISO 400.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Nice! Alas, it has been completely overcast here, so I didn't get a second chance to see the comet. Apparently it will be very bright in the southern hemisphere this week, so I will have to be content with viewing pictures online from folks down south.