Published in Discover Magazine 2007
Used by NASA to promote the SOFIA Program in 2009
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McNaught Comet over Big Swamp South Australia.
Discovered by Australian Robert McNaught in August 2006.
24-105mm @ 24mm
30 sec, f/4
AF mode: Manual Focus
Drive: Single frame shooting
Self-timer: 10 secs
White balance: Daylight
File size: 10.8MB
Image size: 4368 x 2912
Color space: AdobeRGB
Sharpness level: 3
CFn 2: Long exposure noise reduction: On
RAW converted in Breeze Browser Pro.
Why 24mm focal length?
Photographed the week before with a 100 - 400mm and missed most of the
Wanted to give the comet a sense of scale/size by going wide and including the two trees (living and dead) and the swamp.
Watch out for a future copy of Discover Magazine (USA) with this photo as it Masthead Image, Horizons 9th Edition in 2009 and the Kodak Bill Board in Times Square New York :)