Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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PhotographerDr. Filip Fratev, Dr. Yavor Shopov, Elina Frateva & Radoslav Stanchev, stacking done by Milen Minkov
DateMarch 23, 2013, 6:30- 6:50 pm UT
EquipmentThese photographs of the Comet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs were made near Bankya, Bulgaria with a Tair 3 300mm Lens at f/4.5 through an Infrared filter. A 8MPix st-8300 SBIG CCD camera, with 40% Quantum Efficiency at 700nm was used for taking of ten 4-second exposures. This camera is sensitive up to 1000 nm, so obtained images were recorded in the NIR spectral region between 700- 1000 nm.
DescriptionThis is a stack of 10 Infrared images with 4-second exposures we made on March 23, 2013, between 6:30- 6:50 pm UT. Ten images were stacked, aligned and field rotation corrected. During stacking they were interlayered with red, yellow, green and blue filter layers with different weights for betted definition of the different parts of the comet. Comet PanSTARRS was just above the horizon when these images were taken from Bankya, Bulgaria. Comet was not visible to naked eyes.
Locationrodeo beach, marin county, Ca
Datemarch 12, 2013, sunset
EquipmentCanon 5d MkIII
DescriptionWe caught a perfect break in the marin headlands weather - the cliffs and hills around us were layered in fog when the moon and comet panstarrs finally came into view.
PhotographerDr. Yavor Shopov, stacking done by Milen Minkov
LocationUniversity Centre for Space Research & Technologies, Department of Physics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
DateMarch 20, 2013, 6:38- 6:48 pm UT
EquipmentThese photographs of the Comet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs were made in Sofia city, Bulgaria with an Aspherical Tamron 28-200mm Lens with crop factor x 2, producing effective focal length of 400 mm at f/11, a Olympus E-Volt 410 was used for taking of forty seven 1-second exposures at ISO 1600. Frames were cropped to 1/3 of the size of the original frame in both directions for closeup view.
DescriptionThis is a stack of 47 images with 1-second exposures we made on March 20, 2013, between 6:38 and 6:48 pm UT. Forty seven images were stacked, aligned and field rotation corrected in PhotoShop. Final image was tinted in blue. Comet PanSTARRS was just above the horizon when these images were taken from the University Centre for Space Research & Technologies, Department of Physics, Sofia University in downtown Sofia city (over 1 million people population), Bulgaria. Comet was visible to naked eyes. There were some tiny clouds obstructing the observations, especially of the head of the comet, which disappeared in the clouds above the horizon in the end of the observations. Light pollution in the city is high, so there are no any stars visible on the photos.
LocationSan José, Costa Rica
EquipmentStellarvue 90 mm scope on a Losmandy mount, Canon EOS 60Da, ISO 6400, exposure 1.5"
DescriptionJust afetr dawn and many hunting evenings, difficult comet PanStarrs, because low altitude and cloudy sky, sets very quickly.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date04/05/2013 05:22:06 Local Time
EquipmentThe camera used was a Cannon 60Da with a Baader Vario Finder (61mm x 250mm) as a lens. Losmandy G-8 mount was used as a "camera tracker" "f" stop was 4.1 and the exosures was 49 seconds, ISO was 1250.
DescriptionA beautiful conjunction of Comet, Pan-STARRS and Galaxy M-31
Date5th April 2013 21:30 UTC
EquipmentCanon 40D with 400mm lens guided on piggy back mount on Celestron C8 telescope.
DescriptionComet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS. 25 20 second exposures stacked in Deep Sky Stacker.
PhotographerJames and M31 West
Date5th April 2013 21:30 UTC
EquipmentCanon 40D with 100-400mm lens at 150mm focal length. Guided on Celestron C8 telescope
DescriptionComet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS close to M31 the Andromeda Galaxy.
PhotographerJosé J. Chambó
LocationHoya Redonda, Valencia (Spain)
Date2013-07-06 @ 00:11 TU
EquipmentGSO 8" f/4 Refractor + Canon EOS 350D camera (3×180 sec. at ISO 1600)
DescriptionAlthough is moving away, the comet Panstarrs with a brightness of 10.5 magnitude still continue showing your changing dust tails: the anti-tail toward north at least 20' long and the normal tail toward east more short and broad.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark III canon 100mm lens 6sec iso 40f 4.5
DescriptionCrescent Moon and comet C/2011 L4 PanStarrs in the twilight, with Kihei Maui in the foreground and the Island of Lanai in the background March 12 2013
Date06-03-2013 at 12:02 AM
EquipmentPhoto was shot with a vintage Pentax Super-Takamur 200mm f4 prime lens, wide open, on a Canon 550D unguided on a Celestron CGEM mount. A stack of 10-30 sec exposures @ iso6400 & 14-30 sec exposures @ iso3200.
DescriptionThis photo was taken on an incredibly clear night with the comet high in the sky. I used the opportunity to shoot wide open @ f4, with the extreme iso's, to capture the faint detail around the anti-tail. Note: Dark skies surround the comet with no gradient issues as in earlier shots. The photo shows an erie cloud of comet dust and gasses hanging around the anti-tail.