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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Blazing Sunset



This is Colin Thomas's view of the McNaught comet from Western Australia last night. Sunset is almost upon us, and I am hoping to run outside right now with my nephew to take a look tonight. The cloud might obscure the view, but let's give it a go. We have a small toy 180x telescope with us.

3 Comments:

Anonymous a quantum diaries survivor said...

Hi Kea,

a pair of binoculars - ANY kind - would be better than a telescope, especially if it has high power. If you are stuck with that, use it at the lowest possible power.

Good luck, and let us northerners know.

Cheers,
T.

January 18, 2007 4:31 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Gorgeous photo! I hope Austraoia continues to enjoy good observing weather.

January 18, 2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger Kea said...

Hi guys! Unfortunately the view from Sydney isn't the best. There was cloud hanging over the hills. We only saw the faint glow of the comet through a gap in the clouds - with the naked eye, which is cool! We didn't worry about the 'telescope', Tommaso!

January 18, 2007 9:42 AM  

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