Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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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
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.