Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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Date16th march 2013 - 18,19 U.T.
EquipmentCanon EOS40SD; Sigma 18-200 @ 200mm; 9 stacked photos @ ISO 800 F/4,5; 3,5 secs. eachone. Processing and stacking with Photoshop CS-5
DescriptionHere finally (weather conditions were really bad) my first attempt of capture PanStarrs comet; Me and my friend Antonio Lazzara we planned several yimes, and this time we have success from my home in Palermo city (Sicily); the comet seems to be lower in lightness, I haven't had the chance to compare its brightness with nearby stars so I estimate an integrated magnitude of about 3 but the twilight still not allowed to see it clearly with the naked eye, while a 8x40 binobular showed it in all its beauty and my little 150-F/4 newton showed a very bright nucleus with a dust tail extended about 1,5 - 2 degrees (my exstimation). Clear skies! Carmelo Zannelli Palermo, Sicily - ITALY
Date2013-Mar-16 19:31:00 MST
EquipmentCPC-1100 with HyperStar (f/2); Canon Rebel XT DSLR; 3.2-second exposure; ISO 200.
DescriptionTelescopic view. Brightest star is 7th magnitude TYC 606-314-1 at far left. Two 9th magnitude stars at top of tail are about half a degree from the comet's nucleus.
LocationLeszno, Poland, Europe
Date16 March 2013 18:11 UT
EquipmentCanon 6D - ISO6400, Samyang 6.3/500 DX, photografic mount.
DescriptionThree photos added together. Each photo 1,6sek. The comet was about 9 degrees above the west horizon. The sky was very clear. The temperature was -10C.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark III Exposure 0.3 Aperture f/2.8 Focal Length 200 mm ISO Speed 2500 Lens CanonEF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
DescriptionI tried Santa Monica Pier last weekend on the 9th, then I tried Bolsa Chica State Beach on the 10th with no success. My third try at getting the shot of Comet Panstarrs was a charm at The Griffith Observatory on the evening of the 12th. Great bonus to get the Crescent Moon in the shot as well !!! :-) Canon EOS 5D Mark III Exposure 0.3 Aperture f/2.8 Focal Length 200 mm ISO Speed 2500 Lens CanonEF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
DateMarch 16 2013, 20:15 EDT
EquipmentCanon Rebel T3 EOS 1100D 300mm zoom lense
DescriptionHalf second exposure taken from Beaconsfield (Montreal) Quebec. First time spotting the comet after a poor week of weather.
PhotographerBrian A. Morganti
DateMarch 14, 2013 8:16pm
EquipmentCanon 5D MII w/ Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens mounted to a fixed tripod. 8 second exposure @ 200mm f5.6 ISO 2500.
DescriptionImage was taken approximately one hour after sunset as the comet was dipping low in the western horizon. I used the barren silhouetted trees to frame the comet as well as help give the viewer a sense of image scale.
LocationMont Vully, Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Date15. March 2013 about 19:45
EquipmentPanasonic Lumix on Tripod
DescriptionFirst clear night in a week. Comet was not visible to the bare eye.
LocationKissimmee Parm Observatory, Saint Cloud, FL
Date3/15/13 8:40 PM EDT
EquipmentTaken at the prime focus of the KPO 18" Reflector (F/4.5), with a Canon 60D. 10 frames integrated of 1 second exposure each, mostly at ISO 1600.
DescriptionAn improved shot of Comet PANSTARRS taken yesterday evening (3/15/13). Taken at the prime focus of the KPO 18" Reflector, with a Canon 60D. 10 frames integrated of 1 second exposure each, mostly at ISO 1600. The comet was about 10-12 degrees off the horizon.
LocationNatchitoches, Louisiana USA
EquipmentTripod mounted Nikon D80, 4 second exposure, f5.6, 135mm, ISO 1600, White Balance 5000k. Image lightly processed in Photoimpact for contrast enhancement.
DescriptionThis was the first clear evening we had in two weeks, so we took a trip to a nearby lake where we had a good view of the western horizon. Although not easily visible to the naked eye, the comet was an easy and beautiful sight through binoculars. I was impressed by the brightness of the nucleus. There was considerable haze and smoke, which dimmed the view of the new moon and PanSTARRS considerably.
LocationDown Town Tampa
DateMarch 15, 2013 08:20pm
EquipmentCanon T4i with 250mm Lens 1/4 second exposure. 2 photos stacked.
DescriptionI work nights in downtown Tampa. So, I went comet hunting during my lunch hour. I forgot my binoculars. But I tried anyway! I could not see the tiny comet with my naked eye or in the view finder of the camera. So I took several photos sweeping the sky of about where I though it would be! I got lucky didn't I?