Comet McNaught

Early in 2007 the world had an opportunity to view one of the brightest and most spectacular comets to the naked eye in recent times. Australia was in the position to have good views so I undertook a number of nights viewings where I took a number of photos. Here is one of the better shots of the main comet body as well as the tail extending up and to the right.

Here is a video of combined images targeted at the comet itself. Gives you an idea how the comet appearance improved into the evening before dipping below clouds and then the horizon.