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  Summary: Comet McNaught swung by the Sun in mid-January 2007. Fierce solar heat turned it into the brightest comet in 40 years; for a few days it was actually visible in broad daylight! When McNaught emerged from the sun's glare into the skies of the Southern Hemisphere, the tail alone stopped traffic and was mistaken for a brush fire, an explosion, a mysterious cloud and probably many other things never reported. For photographers, it was the photo-op of a lifetime. Now Comet NcNaught is receding into the outer solar system never to return -- only the pictures remain. Enjoy the gallery!
  Photographer, Location Images Comments

Kevin Crause,
Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan. 17, 2007
#1, #2

An incredible naked-eye object last night (17-01-07). First night the comet was visible here due to cloud cover.

Photo details: Nikon D2X, 120mm lens, f/5.3, 9sec, ISO 200

Daniel Laszlo,
North of Wellington Colorado USA
Jan. 17, 2007
#1, more

NOTE: While the comet is in the southern hemisphere, the comet's tail is so long it can be seen half a world away--in the northern hemisphere. This report comes from Colorado:

Paul Robinson reported spotting the tail on Jan 16 west of Boulder CO. As he described, the multiple streamers looked like faint auroral rays. 10 degrees was the maximum length I saw for the brightest streamer in 10x40 binoculars. Brightest star in the image is Enif, and Delphinus is near the lower right.

Photo details: Canon 20D, ISO 1600, f/4, 17mm lens, 20 seconds. Taken at 0038 UT on Jan 18 2007, 1838 MST on Jan 17.

The tail was visible in binoculars about when Venus set. Suggestion: Find the darkest western sky you can, and look at latest by an hour after sunset. A site with zodiacal light visible would be best. Cheers, Dan Laszlo, Northern Colorado Astronomical Society.

Hannes Pieterse,
Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Jan. 16, 2007
#1, #2

Photo 1 Canon 30D & 75 - 300mm f5.6 Lens settting 300mm F8; Exposure: 2 sec 800 ISO; Tripod and shutter release A lot of dust in the atmosphere on the horizon Photo time: from 20:00 local time up 20:10

Photo 2 Canon 30D & 75 - 300mm lens, f/5.6, Lens settting: 205mm F8; Exposure: 1 sec 800 ISO; Tripod and shutter release A lot of dust in the atmosphere on the horizon Photo time: from 20:00 local time up 20:10

Guillermo Abramson,
Bariloche, Argentina
Jan. 16, 2007
#1, more

Comet McNaught is seen setting behind the Andes and the city of Bariloche. The magnificent skyline of Cerro Catedral adds its own beauty to the scene.

Kearn Jones,
Adelaide, Australia
Jan. 17, 2007
#1, #2

With these pics I have tried to approximate the wonderful natural vista that we had with the naked eye. Bush fire and summer hazes affected the view, as it did over much of southern Australia in recent times. Venus in the second shot makes a nice comparison as well.

Photo details: Canon 350D, 50mm lens, f/1.4.

Trevor Heath,
Levin, New Zealand.
Jan. 18, 2007

Comet became visible at 9.10pm with longer tail gradually appearing as time progressed.

Photo details: Canon 300D, 70-200mm Sigma EX lens + 2 x Sigma APO convertor. 100 ASA, 5s exposure @ f5.6 +2 compensation.

Noel Munford,
Levin, New Zealand overlooking Lake Horowhenua
Jan. 17, 2007

Photo details: Fuji S3, 70-200 zoom lens, Meade 1000mm f/10, 800 ISO, 2 sec.

Felipe Mac Auliffe,
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Jan. 17, 2007

Photo details: Sony CyberShot DSC-P200

Claudio Basualto Merino,
Isla Tenglo, Puerto Montt, Chile
Jan. 16, 2007

Photo details: Nikon D50, ISO 400, Shutter 4.5, F1/8

Keir Davis,
Homebush bay, Sydney, Australia
Jan. 16, 2007

I never imagined I'd see a comet so bright in my lifetime! Fantastic!

Photo details: Canon EOS 30D, 75-300mm zoom lens at f/5.6, 1.3 sec.

Ben and Vic Levis,
Lesmurdie, Western Australia
Jan. 17, 2007
#1, #2, #3

The comet was a stunning sight from the top of the Darling Range, Lesmurdie, overlooking the south of Perth City

Photo details: Canon EOS 1Ds MKII, 400mm f2.8L, 135mm f2L both with 2x tele-converter. Exposure range 1/30 to 3 seconds.

Trevor Rowland,
Hallett Cove Beach, South Australia
Jan. 17, 2007

Photo details: Panasonic FZ10, 100 ASA, 2.5 sec at F2.8 exposure.

more images: from Phil Guerney of Mt Keith, Western Australia, Australia; from Darryl Browning of Kalamunda, Western Australia; from Chris Gordon of New Plymouth, New Zealand; from Ross Wharton-Street at the War Memorial, in Fremantle, Western Australia; from Milton Maritz of Somerset West, South Africa; from Leon van der Walt of Capetown, South Africa; from Bryan Fleming of Narrogin Western Australia; from George Ionas of Foxton Beach, North Island, New Zealand; from Michael Warner of La Serena, Chile; from Chris Parker of Perth, Western Australia; from Juan Carlos Juele of Jose Ignacio, Maldonado, Uruguay; from Trevor Rowland of Hallett Cove Beach, South Australia; from Minoru Yoneto of Queenstown, New Zealand; from Luis Pimentel of Puente Alto, Santiago, Chile; from Roberto Riela of Montevideo - Uruguay;