Location of Photo:
Manawatu, New Zealand
Date/Time of photo:
2007-01-18 at 10:12pm NZT
Canon 30D & Canon 85mm f1.2 lens set to f1.4, 2.5 sec exposure, ISO 400. Normal tripod.
Tonight there were quite a few people out to see the comet, parked on country roads. This shot was taken just after the nucleus had set behind cloud. A large aperture helped to show the extent and detail of the tail which was not clear to the naked eye.