Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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LocationVery Large Array, New Mexico
DateMarch 12, 2013, 8:20pm
EquipmentNikon D4 camera, 300mm f4 lens, ISO 800, 1 second, f5.6
DescriptionThe comet was barely a naked eye object, but very visible in the camera. Drove out with a friend from Albuquerque to the Very Large Array in central New Mexico, sky was clear and we saw the moon and comet to the horizon. Earthshine on the moon was incredible as well as the "horns" of the moon as it set behind a mountain.
LocationOjo Caliente, NM
Date7:50 pm, 3/12/13
EquipmentCanon 5D MkIII, Canon EF70-200/2.8L IS + 1.4x TCII, tripod mounted.
DescriptionComet Pan STARRS sets into the cloudy horizon next to the crescent moon, from Ojo Caliente, NM.
PhotographerTim Song Jones
LocationMt. Wilson, CA
DateMarch 12, 2013 7:50 pm.
EquipmentCanon Xsi camera, 250 zoom lense, Meade LXD-75 mount/tripod.
DescriptionComet PANSTARRS and tiny sliver of a moon over the San Fernando valley in Los Angeles.
LocationMorgan Hill, California
Date12 March 2012 7:04pm
EquipmentSony DSLR-A100 at ISO-400 f/6.3 300mm for 4 sec taken at 7:04pm on 12 Mar 2012
DescriptionFrom the eastern hills above Morgan Hill, California, Comet PanSTARRS and the very new crescent moon grace the sunset.
Date2013-03-12 8:02 MDT
EquipmentCanon 40D on a tripod with 55-250mm lens set to 131mm.
DescriptionPanSTARRS was easy to find with binoculars but not visible naked eye. Half a dozen others and I had gathered at an overlook in the foothills of the Sacremento Mountains to watch the comet above the San Andres Mountains 40 miles across the valley. The young Moon made for a beautiful sunset for those without binoculars.
LocationSan Luis Obispo, CA
EquipmentNikon D5100, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR lens, Manfrotto tripod.
DescriptionThis image captures much more than was visible to the naked eye. I could not see the comet or the "old moon in the new moons arms" with my naked eye, in part because of haze. It was visible, but not impressive, with 8x42 binoculars.
LocationBridge near my house
EquipmentCanon SX50 HS and a tripod.
DescriptionComet PANSTARRS setting in the western sky while our resident Osprey watches from a radio tower.
Date3/10/2013 - 8:15pm CDT
EquipmentNikon D40 - 3 sec - 135mm f/4
DescriptionComet Panstarrs in SE Texas. Car headlights illuminated the fence.
LocationHawes Road in Mesa, AZ
DateMarch 10, 2013 7:22 pm
EquipmentCanon 5D Mark III with Canon 300mm L and 1.4 extender.
DescriptionThe skies over Phoenix finally cleared for a test run to see if PanSTARRS could be seen thru the city haze. I had just about given up when the folks next to me with great big binoculars spied the comet much higher in the sky than predicted by any of the published sky charts. I'd love to report "What a Sight", but in fact I could ONLY see it with the camera sensor... could barely see it with binoculars and certainly could not see it with my bare eyes. Tomorrow I head west away from the city haze and light pollution.
LocationLaguna Beach, CA
Date3/10/13 6:45 pm
EquipmentNikon D-80 18-135 zoom at 75mm fl 15.0 sec; f/5.6; ISO 100
DescriptionComet C/2011 L4 over Catalina Island. Not naked eye at all.