Mike Salway

Wyoming, Australia

My name is Mike Salway and I’m an amateur astronomer and photographer. / I’m the co-founder of the Amateur Astronomy...

From the Vault: Comet McNaught C/2006 P1

In a new idea for my site, once a week i’ll feature an old image and bring it back to life and give some background and information on capturing and processing the image(s). I’ll mainly concentrate on images taken over the past few years, before my site was created so they won’t have been featured there before.

First cab off the rank is Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1). It’s a perfect subject to be featured this week because it’s exactly 2 years ago that it first made an appearance in our southern skies. It brightened rapidly to become one of the “great” comets, the best in 40 years and visible even during daylight. At its peak on the 20th January 2007, it had a tail that spread across over 40° of sky.

Please read the article and see the images at:
From the Vault: Comet McNaught C/2006 P1

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