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Leon van Heerden ,
Blouberg beach in Cape Town, South Africa.
Jan. 17, 2007 (Time: between 20:30 and 21:00)
#1, #2,

I took these from Blouberg beach in Cape Town, South Africa, last night.

Photo details:
using a Panasonic DMC-FZ50

François Malan ,
South Africa
Jan. 17, 2007 (8:50pm local time)
#1, #2, #3, #4

Taken from Botmaskop - a mountain at the town of Stellenbosch. It was clearly visible with the naked eye - bout equally visible as Venus (although not in intensity, but rather a bit dimmer but larger). #2 has the comet has an elongated line. Saturday 20th update: "The comet is still visible over here, but getting fainter."

Photo details:
Nikon D80 with 18-200mm lens (taken at 200mm). 5 second exposure.

Craig Saunders,
Flying from of Brisbane to NZ.
Jan. 16, 2007 (7:18pm Brisbane time)

This pic was taken 16 Jan, flying from of Brisbane to NZ. The tail is massive and the whole thing was awesome to behold.

Photo details:
Camera was a Sony Cybershot "DSC-L1".
Taken @ 7:18pm Brisbane time, but we were an hour or so into our flight heading East so goodness knows what timezone that really is.

Marco Nero,
Castle Hill, just outside of Sydney City, Australia.
Jan. 16, 2007 (Time: Between 8:26pm and 8:39pm)
#1, #2,

Comet McNaught (Second Pic includes Green Laser Targeting Device beam). Going again tonight to try my luck as well. Other pics if needed....

Photo details:
Canon Powershot Pro 1 (with 300mm equiv Tele lens attached).

Barrie Oberholzer ,
Otjiwarongo, Namibia.
Jan. 18, 2007 (Time: 20:35 GMT+2)
#1, #2,#3,#4

Photo details:
Camera was a HP 945

Matthew Jones ,
West Auckland, New Zealand.
Jan. 18, 2007 (9:30pm GMT+13)
#1, #2, #3

Photo details:
photographed with a Canon EOS350D

Chris North ,
South Auckland, New Zealand.
Jan. 19, 2007 (9:30pm)

I have 100 more but that is my best.

Photo details:
Taken with canon powershot S3IS

Ashley Hopkins ,
Glenfield, New Zealand.
Jan. 18, 2007 (~9pm)

The sunset really set the comet off low in the South-West. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen.

Photo details:
The camera was a tripod mounted Nikon D70 with a 70-300mm lens set to 70mm. The exposure was 4sec at F4. Processed the RAW file in Nikon Capture then 16bit in Photoshop, reduced to final 8bit for jpeg. The only processing of the image I let the camera do was the long exposure noise reduction (it does a very good job). The time was just after 9:00PM I think. I was so excited I lost all track of what time it was :-)

Darryl Ward ,
Raumati Beach, New Zealand.
Jan. 18, 2007 (9.45pm)

It was absolutely incredible last night.... too cloudy tonight though. Unfortunately I left the auto focus on, instead of having it focussed at infinity, plus in retrospect, I should have done a shorter exposure, but I was making haste beacuse of impending cloud cover. Better luck tomorrow.

Photo details:
Using Kodak DX 6490, set to 80 ASA, f 2.8, 8 second exposure.

Stimpy ,
Hawera , Taranaki , New Zealand.
Jan. 17, 2007 (9.35pm)

Photo details:
Taken with olympus e500 exposure.