Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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LocationVallés, Valencia (Spain)
EquipmentSigma 35-135 lens at 100mm. f/4 + Canon EOS 350D (4×180 sec. at ISO 1600)
DescriptionMay 27, 2013. Concurring with the approaching of the comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS to Polaris (at upper center), Earth crossed the comet orbital plane. This perspective allowed to observe a long and inusual tail formed by dust particles which were left behind on this plane. In the image it can see a faint normal tail of dust of nearly 1º long toward right, and toward left, a long anti-tail of more than 6º passing near open cluster NGC 188. I have inserted a Moon image at same scale of photo as reference.
EquipmentHardware Camera : Canon EOS 5D (mk1) Guide : Philips Toucam 840 pro Mount : EQ6 Synscan pro Lens/telescope : Pentax 67 500mm f4.5 Software Camera control : Astrojan tools EQ mount control : EQMOD Mount control : Cartes du Ciel Guide control : PHD Register image : DSS Image process : Iris, Gimp, IrfanView
DescriptionComet Panstarr just comming around the corner of the house. This night without too much cloudes. TV: 25 x 1 minute, f/6.3 Lars Karlsson
LocationLeszno, Poland, Europe
Date5 May 2013
EquipmentTakahashi 106ED, SBIG11000M, Takahashi EM200
DescriptionThe comet has been fading for a few weeks, but it has got an attractive tail if took long enough. The photo is a composition of twenty 5min. images.
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"
DescriptionComet, Pan-SATRRS in conjunction with galaxy M-31 This image was made on 04/05/2013 at 05:22:06 local time in Jadwin, MO. "f" stop was 4.1 and the exosures was 49 seconds, ISO was 1250.
DateMarch 12, 2013
EquipmentNikon D7000 with Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 ISO 400, 190mm, 2.0sec at f/5.3
DescriptionComet Panstarrs and a crescent Moon over Lake Murray outside of Columbia, SC in Lexington County. Shot from the Lake Murray Dam.
DateMay 1st - 2013, 02:00 UT
EquipmentBorg 100ED f/6.4 refractor, DF-2 focusser, CFW8, ST10XE, STV with efinder, Takahashi EM-200
DescriptionJust 36 hours ago comet Panstarrs C/2011 L4 passed the faint nebula Ced214 in Cepheus. I had prepared a few weeks in advance by acquiring some deep H-alpha and SII narrowband exposures to juice up the LRGB images from yesterday. The image was acquired with a 4" refractor from my backyard in the suburbs of Copenhagen using an SBIG ST10XE camera and numerous filters (red, green, blue, luminance, H-alpha, S-II). Panstarrs is fading and the bright nights of summer are near so this image is my way of saying goodbye and bon voyage to a fine visitor.
LocationVoyageur Provincial Park, Ontario Canada
Date3-April-2013 21:03 EDT
EquipmentCanon Rebel T3 EOS 1100D with 300 mm zoom mounted on Celestron NexStar 6SE tracking for 13 second exposure
DescriptionComet PANSTAARS near the Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
LocationDunshaughlin County Meath Ireland
Date2 April 2013 at 9:44pm (UTC)
EquipmentCanon 7D with 200mm lens at F5 mounted on Astrotrac TT320. Exposure 70 seconds at ISO 800
DescriptionSky conditions were perfectly clear with the temperature at around freezing point. Both objects were perfectly clear in 16x 30 binoculars when viewed from a dark field location. PANSTARRS has dimmed quite a bit to magnitude 4.66. It has developed a large fan shaped tail which made it much easier to locate. It was also visible for much longer, as it is becoming circumpolar.
PhotographerJohn D Buonomo
EquipmentImaging Camera ST8300M (Lfilter) William Optics 80MM w/.8 Reducer- CGE mount..
DescriptionComet PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 Taken this morning 04-02-2013 before sunrise total of 30x 60sec frames
LocationTierra Del Sol,Ca
EquipmentComet Panstarrs Taken With Canon 350D Mod mount Orion Atlas EQ-G Scope Astro-Tech 8" F-8 = 1625MM ASA 1600 5 Sec Single Shot!
DescriptionComet Panstarrs at its Brightest!