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FF:NZ Comet McNaught

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by jp-30, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Who's seen it?

    I only found out about it yesterday, and it's been overcast last 2 nights in Auckland.

    [image=http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/00comet.jpg]



    Comet McNaught gallery
  2. YouAgain Force Ghost

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    Dec 20, 2001
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    Got my telescope/camera and **** set up, but its been way overcast with crap weather grrr.
  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    Wow. Freakin' awesome.

    Look to where the sun set - low on the horizon will be Venus - and 2 or 3 hand-widths directly to the left (same height above horizon) is the comet. I took some shots on my crap little digital camera - I'll post them shortly!

    Edit. My snaps;

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/comet1.jpg] [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/jaepee/comet2.jpg]

    :D
  4. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
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    Yea, I was up Long Bay doing work this evening and tonight (just home now at 1am) and happened to glance over to the sunset and was like "holy ****, there's the comet!". Got better (tail got longer and brighter) as the sun set faded.

  5. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/markhansen/CometMcNaughtLongBay.jpg] [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/markhansen/CometMcNaughtLongBay1.jpg]

    From Long Bay Regional Park - same night JP was out at Puke'.
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 14, 2000
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    You should get out your SLR & tripod Mark;

    30 second exposure some guy took last night.

    [image=http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/22PeterTaylor.jpg]


    Course we'll also need the cloud to lift.
  7. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
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    HOLY ****

    That's stunning! mmmm, maybe another night. wow.
  8. Star_Rocker Force Ghost

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    Jan 16, 2006
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    Had a look at it through a telescope, it's pretty amazing!
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