Collage of Daylight images of Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) made with a 530mm FL f3.3 Takahashi Astrograph (6.1" reflector). Exposure detail are shown in captions (Camera use was a standard Canon 350D at ISO100). All processing in IRIS. Indicated North is +/- 5 degrees accurate, Scale is indicated by the grey circle (which shows 1' diameter to scale). Location of observation was from 153.6E -27.6S. See also more natural view of January 12th image
Notes for Dates are as follows:
- Jan 7 : Measured magnitude using IRIS aperture photometry tool = 0.3, transparency good
- Jan 8 : Magnitude = -0.5 (as measured in IRIS), sky transparency fair-good
- Jan 12 : Magnitude = -3.0 (as measured in IRIS), sky transparency poor-fair, high cloud interference resulting in mottled background.