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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Comet PanSTARRS
      #5731535 - 03/14/13 01:49 AM Attachment (81 downloads)

Dear observers,

2011L4 has reached the northern hemisphere. We had cloudy and cold weather here for some days with lots of snow. But yesterday around sunset the sky cleared. I was prepared and stood with a pair of 7x50 binoculars and my 8 cm APO at a location with free view down to the western horizon.
50 min after sun set I could glimpse the comet, at first with the binocular. I could follow it until it stood 4° above the horizon. Detecting the comet with the unaided eye was difficult.

Please enjoy the sketch! The image on the left side is mirror reversed.


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5731541 - 03/14/13 01:58 AM

Bravo Uwe, you'are the winner, the details of the tail are very interesting. Here, in the South of france, no luck yet, 5 nights that we expect a small hole in the clouds. Thanks to share, we are more stimulate now!

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markseibold
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Reged: 01/19/08

Loc: Portland Oregon
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5731731 - 03/14/13 07:49 AM

Uwe

I am so glad to see that you are able to view the comet! Nice details in your sketch, especially in the nucleus. Wunderbar!

We are still waiting in Portland Oregon, after constant clouds for a week now.

Looking forward to your future observations and sketches,

Prost!

-Mark


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deister
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Reged: 02/21/07

Loc: Germany
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5731785 - 03/14/13 08:47 AM

Hello Uwe,

congratulation from the south of germany (near Freiburg).
Since 07.03.2013 no luck to view PANSTARRS. Hope today evening we will have some gap in the clouds.

Clear Skies


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: deister]
      #5731934 - 03/14/13 10:16 AM

Fine sketch! I hope I can catch the comet one of these days...

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niteskystargazer
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5732380 - 03/14/13 02:50 PM

Uwe,

Very nice sketches of the Comet PanSTARRS .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5732458 - 03/14/13 03:49 PM

Uwe,

That is a wonderful, great pair of sketches. I look forward to putting a scope of some aperture on this comet too. I was able to see it with 50mm but it is bright enough for a big aperture closeup.

Frank


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PeterDob
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Reged: 07/29/05

Loc: Carù, Italy
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: frank5817]
      #5732500 - 03/14/13 04:16 PM

Very nice work Uwe! I really envy you because no luck with the weather here in Northern Italy...

Peter


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5732512 - 03/14/13 04:23 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

Hi, here in south France we finaly catch PanStarrs, naked eye quite easy

Edited by Aquarellia (03/14/13 04:27 PM)


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RolandosCY
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Reged: 01/02/09

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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5733428 - 03/15/13 02:40 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Comet C2011L4 PanSTARRS has been a rather hard target for everybody in Europe, thanks to continent-wide cloud coverage. Even in normally sunny Cyprus we have been almost unable to see it as we have been under constant cirrus cover. I was very fortunate to be able to locate the comet through a cloud hole on Wednesday evening from Larnaca, and I made a sketch myself... Hopefully the weather will clear over the weekend for a decent view. The sketch shows what I saw through my 15x70 binoculars as the comet was palying "hide and seek" through the thin cirrus striations...

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Andrev
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: RolandosCY]
      #5734253 - 03/15/13 02:42 PM

Very nice sketch of the comet to both of you. You are so lucky to be able to see it.

Andre.


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Andrev]
      #5734439 - 03/15/13 04:22 PM Attachment (19 downloads)

Again a sketch with my 16x70 binocular. The tail is broader now, mut not longer.

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frank5817
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5734969 - 03/15/13 09:02 PM

Hi Uwe,

Very fine close in sketch Uwe.
Is it holding in brightness or is it fading?
---
Michel and Rolandos,

Very nice captures of our visitor.

Frank


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Glen A W
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Reged: 07/04/08

Loc: WEST VIRGINIA USA
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5735082 - 03/15/13 10:02 PM

Nice sketch. I could see much more tail in 15x70s. In 40s, the comet lost a lot. I did wish I'd taken a scope to see if I could see any detail around the coma. I found the comet to be easy to see with the naked eye. Glen

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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: frank5817]
      #5735461 - 03/16/13 02:37 AM

Quote:


Is it holding in brightness or is it fading ?



Hi Frank, yesterday PanStarrs was possible 'naked eye' but less than the day before, so the comet will be more and more is most visible in the sky more dark but probably already fading. Note that the light of the moon also has effects. What´s your idea Uwe ?


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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5735488 - 03/16/13 03:25 AM

> holding in brightness or is it fading ?
> What´s your idea Uwe ?

Slightly Fading.


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Hari Gaurav
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Reged: 03/12/13

Loc: Karnataka, India
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5735554 - 03/16/13 05:43 AM

Amazing works

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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Hari Gaurav]
      #5735581 - 03/16/13 06:43 AM Attachment (19 downloads)

Here follows my yesterday evening sketch about this nice comet. Thanks to Uwe to initiate this post !

Edited by Aquarellia (03/16/13 06:43 AM)


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niteskystargazer
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5736351 - 03/16/13 01:51 PM

Michel,

Nice sketch of Comet PanSTARRS .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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frank5817
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5737309 - 03/16/13 09:13 PM

Michel,

That is a beauty.
I really like the way you make it look way beyond the Earth's atmosphere. Wonderful.

Frank


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frank5817
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: frank5817]
      #5737320 - 03/16/13 09:15 PM

Uwe,

Let's hope it does not fade too much before April begins.

Frank


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Aquarellia
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Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: frank5817]
      #5737766 - 03/17/13 12:19 AM

Thank you Tom and Frank, I had to use a lot of different colors for this atmosphere, not only dark blue.

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Jef De Wit
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5738755 - 03/17/13 02:35 PM

Aquarellia & Rolandos: fine sketches!

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Uwe Pilz
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Reged: 05/16/08

Loc: Leipzig, Germany
Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #5755430 - 03/25/13 02:32 AM Attachment (5 downloads)

Yesterday (March 24th) I had again the Chance to see the comet in my 16x70 binocular. The total mignitude is much lower now, I measured 2m8.

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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Uwe Pilz]
      #5755693 - 03/25/13 09:02 AM

I finally found it yesterday with my C80 scope. Beautiful tail and bright core.

Andre


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frank5817
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Re: Comet PanSTARRS new [Re: Andrev]
      #5755950 - 03/25/13 11:24 AM

Uwe,

Another fine capture of our visiting comet.
Way to go.

Frank


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