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#1 luigis

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

Hi All,

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.

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#2 Kokatha man

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

Very nice Luis..! :waytogo:

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:46 AM

Oh, I can't wait!!! Thanks for the info and such a wonderful photo Luis!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:09 AM

Awesome pic. March 12th, New Moon conjunction looks like another photo op.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

Great image Luis! What was the local time? This is going to take some planning/scouting to find someplace with a good view close to the horizon and.....better weather! :crazy:

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:33 AM

very nice!
waiting it come to north earth :)

#7 luigis

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:47 AM

Thank you guys.

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.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:52 AM

Great pic's, can't wait till it come here! Thanks for posting :)

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

Outstanding image!

#10 Rankinstudio

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:31 AM

Can't wait to see this guy in the northern hemisphere. Nice work!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Awesome image!

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for the URL. #10 with the Iridium flare over the landscape is very cool. Nice collection.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:19 AM

Oy that is nice!! That is what I want to see... badly. :jump:

#14 Freddy WILLEMS

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:36 AM

Awesome !

#15 luigis

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:41 AM

Ysterday March 3rd the comet was visible to the naked ete from downtown Buenos Aires, a very very light polluted city.

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!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

awesome!! Thanks for the update Luis!

cheers

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

A few reports said this comet may be a wash out but your photo has lifted my spirits I just hope my sky is as clear as yours.. Thanks for posting

#18 PrestonE

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the update...we are waiting in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a wonderful view across the lake.

Looks like the weather may hold with no clouds.

Best Regards,

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

Wonderful capture, very nice atmosfere in the image,
and what a long tail it already has!!!!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

vERY NICE.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

Love it.






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