Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The comet!

I'm observing in the southern hemisphere, which allowed me to see Comet McNaught (2006 P1). It's in the evening sky after sunset, near Venus. Very long (>1 degree) double tail, and the brightest nucleus of any comet I've ever seen.

4 comments:

skookumchick said...

Wow, so cool! And you can even see the curvy bit!

Harvestar said...

Awesome! We tried to see it, but it was cloudy here!!

:(

lorax said...

That's a really great picture. When do we get to hear about eyepiece-observing with some seriously big glass?

Shark-fu said...

Damn, that picture is cool as hell!

Just wanted to say thanks for the link...and sharing the comet too!

Toodles...