Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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PhotographerPeter W. O'Brien
EquipmentDSI III behind homebuilt 6" f1.3 lens system
DescriptionTaken om March 30th,PanSTARRS is now fading from view. 18 min separates these two images of the comet. The infinite stare approach renders a reasonable 3d effect and brings out the rather subtle separateness of the 2 tails.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date03/29/2013 20:38:17 Local Time
EquipmentHello friends, Photo made on 03/29/2013 at 20:38:17 Cannon 60Da camera with a 61mm x 250mm f4.1 finder scope as a lens. ISO, a blazing 6400, and an exposure time of 2 seconds. Camera on tripod method
DescriptionThe full story of Comet, Pan-STARRS is not yet told, and I encourage everyone to continue following this icy visitor from the Oort cloud. Each night the Comet is visible, is another chance to spend a little time with this wonder of the night, each visit holds another gift for the observer. Time well spent.
DateMarch 12 2013 7:18pm
Equipmentcanon 5D mkiii canon 100-400 lens at 105mm tripod 6sec iso 400
DescriptionComet PanStarrs and the crescent moon over Lanai Hawaii, imaged from the slopes of Haleakala, Maui in the twilight sky
PhotographerTheofanis N. Matsopoulos
EquipmentCamera:Canon EOS 60D Lens:200mm,f/4 Exp:1sec X 6frames ISO:6400
DescriptionComet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) over Athens. PANSTARRS is a non-periodic comet discovered in June 2011 that became visible to the naked eye when it was near perihelion in March 2013.The comet was discovered using the Pan-STARRS telescope located near the summit of Haleakalā, on the island of Maui in Hawaii (U.S.).
LocationÚpice (observatory), Czech republic
Date2013 March 20th, about 18:20 UT
EquipmentCelestron 0,28 m (f10), Canon 6D.
DescriptionComet Pan-STARRS through telescope 0,28 m (f10) from Úpice observatory, Czech republic. Comet was visible to naked eyes. Used Canon 6D, stack of expositions: 5 s, 10 s, 15 s, 73 s, ISO 200. Processed for better showing of double jet of tail from coma.
LocationShawnee Mission Park, KS
Date3/12/13 about an hour after sunset
EquipmentCanon 300D (filter modified with a Nikon 200mm lens at f/5.6 - 5 second exposure at ISO 200
DescriptionThis picture shows the beautiful conjunction of Comet PANSTARRS and the slender crescent moon in the evening twilight
LocationIsrael, Ramat Hasharon
EquipmentCanon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm lens, six 1 sec. pics at 1600 ISO, stacked.
DescriptionPANSTARRS C2011 L4 over Israel in early twilight just after sunset.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
Date03/26/2013 20:32:28 Local time
EquipmentTonight I wish to submit two images of Comet, Pan-STARRS as it continues to grace our backwoods Missouri skies...it is getting harder. With the Full Moon at my back and the stars slowly appearing above my head I scanned the horizon looking for the famous celestial visitor we call Pan-STARRS. It is indeed dimmer, but still makes a nice showing for those who take the time to seek out this marvel in the darkness. A Cannon 60Da camera was used with a Baader 61mm x 250mm Vario Finder as a lens. Exposure of 3"2 seconds at f 4.1 and ISO of 2000 were used. Camera on tripod method.
DescriptionThis is a lonely, dark place where we live, but I love it here, and this time of night is special to me as the sounds of the night birds and animals fill the air, and viewing this wonderful comet makes it all the better. A sight I will never forget. This visitor from the Ort Cloud has touched many of the people of the Earth and I am most happy to have made it part of my life.
LocationSchererville IN USA
Date2013/03/13 at 18:45 central time
EquipmentPentax K-5 camera, with 50-135mm f/2.8 lens used at f/2.8 at iso 800 for 6 seconds at 135mm..
Descriptioncomet panSTARRS in early twilight..
EquipmentEos1D mark III lens 85/1,8 iso 800 20 frames integrated of 2.5 second exposure for the comet
DescriptionComet PanSTARRS on 03/21 from the mountains over Nice, France 20 frames integrated of 2.5 second exposure for the comet