At sunrise this morning in Vallentuna, Sweden, P-M Heden was able to photograph the comet through a break in the clouds:
Details: Canon Digital Rebel XT, f/5.6, iso 100, 2s exp
"I had a beautiful view," he says. "I saw the comet with my naked eyes just before the sun made the sky too bright."
"The tail was a beautiful sight in binoculars," adds Haakon Dahle of Fjellhamar, Norway, who took this picture, a 1 second exposure at 800 ASA. "I also saw the comet with the naked eye," he confirms.
Soon, the comet will be too close to the Sun to see--unless you're SOHO. From Jan. 11th to 15th, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory will monitor the comet-Sun encounter using its onboard coronagraph. A date of note is Jan. 14th when Comet McNaught passes less than a degree from the planet Mercury. Join SOHO for a ringside seat.
It's been raining here...Hopefully i'll be able to catch it before it dissappears, or after it reappeares later this month...
Edited by frogfish, 06 January 2007 - 12:26 AM.