Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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EquipmentCanon EOS Rebel T3i with Canon EF S55-250mm lens, tripod mounted 15sec unguided exposure (ISO 400)
DescriptionAfter four unsuccessful tries to locate it visually with binoculars (vs Philadelphia's skyglow), I finally captured this image of Comet PanSTARRS (to left of the satellite trail) from central New Jersey. Every comet is interesting, but hopefully this is a warmup to Comet ISON!
EquipmentCANON POWERSHOT SX30is TRIPOD MOUNTED ISO 200 F5.0 4" DARKENED & INCREASED CONTRAST WITH PHOTO EDITOR
DescriptionCOMET & THIN CRESCENT MOON WITH POWER LINES IN FOREGROUND. COINCIDENTAL ALIGNMENT OF THE MOON ON THE WIRE. PHOTO FROM THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE NEAR DOWNTOWN ANAHEIM, CA
DateMar. 18, 2013; 08:15PM CDT
EquipmentComet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)°; North is to the right. Mostly a dust tail with no sign of ion tail. Tak Sky-90 @ f/4.5 with Canon 20d(Baader IR filter); ISO 400; T5/6 twilight; Mar. 18, 2013; 08:15PM CDT
DescriptionComet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)°; North is to the right. Mostly a broad dust tail with no sign of ion tail. Photographed in twilight.
Date17th Macrh 2013, 7 pm local time
EquipmentCanon 300D & Camnon 18mm lens f/3.5 on the tripod.
DescriptionUnguided 15s single image with ISO 1600 taken on the evening sky.
Date16th March 2013, 7pm local time
EquipmentTakahashi EM10 temma jr. mount; Canon 300D, Canon 300 F/4 L lens.
DescriptionUnguided 60s single image with ISO 200 taken on the evening sky.
Date13 March 2013
EquipmentShot using Canon EOS 550D with Sigma 70-300mm APO Lens.
DescriptionComet C/2011 L4 Panstarrs - (Re-edit) Shot using Canon EOS 550D with Sigma 70-300mm APO Lens. F/5.6 ISO 800 10 Sec exposure Cropped image for closeup view. Noisy image. Place - Mumbai, India. 13 Mar 2013
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
EquipmentToday's photographs were made in Jadwin, Missouri with a 5 inch apochromatic refracting telescope at f9 on a Losmandy G-8 mount, a Cannon 60Da camera was used for an exposure of 5 seconds at an ISO of 2000.
DescriptionThese are a couple of images I made of Comet, Pan-STARRS on March 20, 2013. As I look over my collection of images starting with March 11 until now I see nightly changes in the Comet, the direction of the tail comes to mind first, always away from the Sun. Changes in color, at times, and also changes in the size of the coma. Poor weather is predicted for the next several days, so no more pictures, for a while. But I think an interesting exhibit or article might be on how Comet Pan-STARRS evolved in shape, size and color as it was seen from Earth by millions of us Humans around the world.
LocationBelmont, MA, USA
Date2013 March 20, 8 p.m. EDT
EquipmentCanon 20Da and 200-mm lens. Stack of a dozen 1.6-sec exposures at f/4.5 and ISO 3200, processed with Nebulosity and Photoshop.
DescriptionIt wasn't easy finding a spot near my home with a clear western horizon, but I did manage to find one on a hilltop near McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. I had to set up my tripod in a snowbank, and my feet froze, but I got the shot I was after. This view matches quite closely what I saw in my 15 x 50 image-stabilized binoculars. Not a great comet, but better than nothing!
EquipmentCanon 350D + Jupiter 135 mm, ISO800, x 2 sek.
DescriptionThis photo I was taken on the first day of spring in the early evening.
LocationMontrose County, Colorado
Date3/19/13 - 8:50PM MDT
EquipmentCanon EOS 30D DSLR, fixed tripod. Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 lens (4.3 x 6.4 degree FOV). ASA 1000, 8 seconds @f/3.5.
DescriptionComet PanSTARRS setting under a first quarter moon brightened sky. (contrast/brightness enhanced)