Comet McNaught sighted!

January 22, 2007

I was lucky enough to see Comet McNaught tonight. It will be visible for some weeks to come, then we won’t get another chance for 30 years!

> C/2006 P1, also known as Comet McNaught or the Great Comet of 2007, is a non-periodic comet discovered on August 7, 2006 by Robert H. McNaught.

> It made perihelion on January 12, 2007, and became easily visible to the naked eye for observers in the Southern Hemisphere.

> Source: [WikiPedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_McNaught)

Here are some pics I took:

Comet McNaught 1
Comet McNaught 2
Comet McNaught 3

These will be available in my

(http://www.jonathanmao.com/gallery/) soon at larger sizes.

Here are some links:

[Spaceweather](http://www.spaceweather.com/comets/gallery_mcnaught_page14.htm)

[Space.com](http://www.space.com/spacewatch/070114_comet_mcnaught.html)

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