19. 01. 2007, 22:05

This picture shows the moment when the huge dust tail of the comet appeared in the still very bright blue sky. Some thin clouds are in the upper part of the image. The image consists of two separate images (lower and upper part) which were aligned and merged in one resulting image.
Click on the image or on the following reference to display the higher resolution image version (2.9 MB, PNG format).

Date19. 01. 2007
Time22:05 - 22:06 local time (1:05 -1:06 UT, 20. 01. 2007)
PlaceTop of a mountain in Radal Siete Tazas, Chile
CoordinateS 35° 29.35', W 70° 53.51', altitude 2233 m
OpticsTamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD (setting 55mm, ap. 2.8)
CameraCanon EOS 5D
Exposure2× 5 s (ISO 800)
Copyright© 2007 Miloslav Druckmüller

Miloslav Druckmüller
Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
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