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Richard Ball ,
Hout Bay, South Africa.
Jan. 20, 2007 (9.12pm)
#1, #2, #3

Here are a few photos of McNaught taken tonight from my house balcony in. In the second photo you will see the trail of what I think is the Lufthansa flight passing just over the comet.

Photo details:
Taken with A Konica Minolta D7. One of the great cameras that was blown away by better marketing! Exposure time: 15s ; ISO400 ; F/4 : 50mm focal.

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Cape Town, South Africa.
Jan. 20, 2007 (9.15pm local time)

A Beautiful picture of the comet over Cape Town South Africa.
Photograph Gerard Van Rijswijk, South Africa. Sent in by his uncle, Bill Hollenbach, Astronomer.

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David Headland ,
Oamaru, South Island, New Zealand.
Jan. 22, 2007 (23.32pm local time)

It was cloudy every night for four nights in a row... I got a brief glimpse on Tuesday and again tonight.... this image that was taken tonight is the best one I have got from those two nights that I have seen it.

Photo details:
Canon EOS 20D, 70mm lens, 25s f/2.8 3200ISO

Jason Wright ,
Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
Jan. 22, 2007 (10.16pm local time)
#1, #2

It's been amazing to witness this comet, and to see all the incredible captures of it. These are some of my humble attempts. I was pleased to be able to frame it against a local landmark - Mount Putauaki/Edgecumbe.

Photo details:
30s exposure, f2.8, ISO 800.

Elizabeth Jane ,
Wayville, South Australia, Australia.
Jan. 22, 2007 (9.04pm local time)
#1, #2, #3

This photo was taken from a balcony in an inner city Adelaide suburb. This is close to how the shot came out - even more like broad daylight - I just adjusted the levels and a few other small adjustments using Photoshop. So despite appearances to the contrary, this was an evening sighting, not a daylight sighting.

Photo details:
I took this photo with an Olympus C-765 digital camera with 10x optical zoom. I used a tripod and camera-timer and used the night-setting. I think this was also set to ISO-400. Exposure time: ~6s.

Neels Borstlap ,
Somerset West, South Africa.
Jan. 19, 2007 (8.57pm local time)

Gosh it is unbelievable with the naked eye. I take my kids every night to look at it.
The spot where we look at it is just a few metres from our home at an open space in Somerset West.
On the 17th the comet was closer and clear but I was not geared with all my photograpy equipment.
So on the 18th it was cloudy
On the 19th onward we had the most wonderfull clear sky and could see it though ithe comet was not as clearly visible as on the 17th.
Photography is my hobby and this is the ultimate! Wow.

Photo details:
Canon EOS 30D, 8s exposure, focal 90mm, F/4,5 ISO 200

Ian Sharp ,
Fitzroy Ridge, Falkland Islands.
Jan. 21, 2007 (10.30pm local time)

The comet was visible to us in-between low fog and high clouds.I actually missed the best viewing day which was the 20th January.

Photo details:
Taken with a Canon EOS 30D with Tamron 28-300mm lens set at around 200mm,exposure was around 10 seconds on a rather shaky mini-tripod balanced on the bonnet of my Landrover.

[email protected] ,
Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Jan. 23, 2007 (9.00-9.30pm local time)
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5,

The lights seen in the pics are of the city of Guaíba, across the Guaíba river.

Photo details:
I used a Nikon AF N4004 with film Kodak Gold 400, and around 15 seconds of manual exposition. Colors and contrast enhanced with Photoshop and some noise removed with NeatImage.

Cristian Tomate Roldan ,
San Fernando City, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jan. 221, 2007 (9.27pm local time)

Tome esta foto desde una humilde soccer court a dos cuadras de mi casa. y use uno de los arcos como marco para esta hermosa foto.

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The camera: Sony Cybershot S-60.

Ian Sharp ,
East Falkland, Falkland Islands.
Jan. 24, 2007 (11pm local time)

Managed to get some more shots of Comet Mcnaught last night, but it has definitely reduced in brightness since the pictures I got on the 21st.
These were taken from just outside the Mount Pleasant Complex on East Falkland. The clouds have now returned and more viewing will probably be impossible.

Photo details:
using Canon EOS 30D and 28-300mm lens, extended to 300mm and exposure time of about 12 seconds.

Darren Polomka ,
Port Lincoln, South Australia.
Jan. 24, 2007 (10pm local time)

Photo details:
Canon EOS 400D, 25s exposure, F/4, 80mm focal, ISO 1600,

Darryl Ward ,
Raumati Beach, New Zealand.
Jan. 27, 2007 (10.22pm)

It was cloudy every night for four nights in a row... I got a brief glimpse on Tuesday and again tonight.... this image that was taken tonight is the best one I have got from those two nights that I have seen it.

Photo details:
This (again) was taken witha Kodak DX6490, not sure what zoom, but it was cropped down to 480 x 640. !00 ASA, f 2.8, 16 seconds

John Drummond ,
New Zealand. Possum Observatory.
Jan. 22, 2007 (10pm local time)
#1, #2, #3

Here are the hi-res images. This is the best close-up image I have to date. Hope these are okay. I'm off to a quiet beach/Youth Hostel for four nights. Hopefully I'll get some more comet images from there...

Photo details:
#1: Monday 22nd, (10pm local time). Comet, meteor, and Moon. 24mm lens @ f3.5 @ 800asa 90 seconds. FOV = ~60 x 40 degrees.
#2: Friday 19th, (10pm local) Jan '07. 42mm f4 lens, 6 second exposure @ 800asa
#3: Thursday 18th (9:45pm local) Jan '07. 80mm refractor (ED80) @ f7.5. 47 x 2 seconds stacked

Bronwyn Kenmir ,
Mount Gladstone, Cooma, NSW, Australia.
Jan. 22, 2007 (10.52pm)

The moon is included in this photo, which I could only manage later in the night as the comet and moon came closer together.

Photo details:
Canon EOS 5D, F/4, 24mm focal, 30sec exposure, ISO 800.