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Photographer:

Tunç Tezel

Email:

canopia@yahoo.com

Location of Photo:

near Bolu, Turkey

Date/Time of photo:

14th January 2006, 16:47 GMT+2

Equipment:

Canon EOS 300D digital SLR at ISO 100, 500 mm f/8 lens; all piggybacked on an 8" Meade LX10 SCT.

Description:

Now, this ordinary looking image can be a daylight sighting of the comet, as it is a minute before the sunset. But it may also be the last day of the comet in twilight, at the Sun about to set is already behind the higher hills. I "dialed" the position of the comet using the telescope from the Sun. I could not get a glimpse of Mercury though, only 1/2 degrees away from the comet.

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