Comet Panstarrs naked eye visible
Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:58 PM
This is just going north so observers in the North Hemisphere get ready for it.
On March 2nd from a rural area comet Panstarrs was visible to the naked eye, I estimate mag 2.
It's looking nice in the photos with a bright nucleus that to my untrained eyes has a strange shape.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:46 AM
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:47 AM
More photos here: http://www.luisargerich.com/panstarrs
I took the images from 8:20pm to about 9:00pm.
It was an easy object with the naked eye and very bright with the camera.
It seems to have a lot of dust so the tail might grow more in the next days.
I really hope it produces a nice show post-perihelion for North Hemisphere observers.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:52 AM
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:41 AM
It's very low in the west but both the nucleus (actually coma) and the tail are visible.
It should be around Mag 1 and getting brighter, it seems it will be a good show in the North Hemisphere, get ready!
Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:35 PM
Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:10 PM
Looks like the weather may hold with no clouds.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:45 PM
and what a long tail it already has!!!!