Comet C2011 L4 PanSTARRS
Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:56 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:22 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:10 AM
I have to admit, it was quite tricky finding the thing. Arrived at the field at 7:45PM local time and waited nearly a half hour in freezing temperatures, most of the time it was stuck behind high clouds. Once it cleared, I fired off a few frames. The rest is history.
I only wish I had my telescope with me at the time. LOL!
Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:37 AM
It may have been difficult to pick up with a scope with the limited time window. In any case the land scape adds to the image. Note the direction of the tail is away from the brightest part of the sky where the sun just set. In the high res image on astrobin you can see the straight ion tail and the fanned dust tail.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:54 PM