Photo Gallery:Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
Comet PanSTARRS (2013)
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LocationBig Bear City, CA 92314
DateMarch 12, 2013, 7:55 PM
EquipmentNikon D600 with Nikkor 70-300 mm lens. Exposure 300mm at f/5.6, 1 second and ISO 800.
DescriptionLooking West over Shay Meadow, East of Big Bear City at an elevation of 6,820 feet. Clear and dark sky with very low humidity. Excellent seeing.
DateMarch 14, 2013 at 8:23pm EST
EquipmentCanon 50D with Canon 200mm 2.8L lens on tripod.
DescriptionHad clear skys for viewing unlike the evening before. This image of PanSTARRS had an exposure of 4 seconds at f3.5 and an ISO of 400. An auto contrast done in CS5.
DateMarch 12, 2013 10:22 PM
EquipmentCanon 60D camera with 28-135mm stabilized lens.
DescriptionOn the evening of March 12th I was admiring the crescent moon above the desert surrounding our house near Gate’s Pass in Tucson, Arizona. Using Vortex Viper 8X42 binoculars I noticed the comet Pan Starrs to the left of the moon. I photographed moon and comet using a Canon 60D camera with 28-135mm stabilized lens. ISO 12800, f/5.6, 1/10 sec exposure. Photo was cropped and sized using Photoshop software, but is otherwise unaltered.
Location91400 Gometz (France)
Date2013 March 14 , 19h59m UTC
EquipmentCamera CANON EOS 600D and teleobjective 200mm at f/2.8 on a tripod
DescriptionComet Pan-STARRS showing up at dusk through fine clouds near star 51 PSC
DatetUES mAR 12 7:25PM
EquipmentCANON T1I 75-200MM LENS AT 200MM F5.6 1.6SEC AT ISO800
DescriptionI WAS DRIVING TO A MEETING WHEN THROUGH THE CLOUDS PEAKED THE SLIVER OF A TWO DAY OLD MOON. i LOOKED TO THE SOUTH AND SAW THE COMET. I PULLED OVER ANS WITH NO TRIPOD ON THE OOF OF MY CAR I TOOK THE PHOTO LOOKING OVER BOULDER. THE MOON COMET DUET WAS ONLY VISIBLE FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES BUT WAS AWESOME.
PhotographerChris Dalla Piazza
Equipment6" Lurie-Houghton Newtonian f/4.5 with Nikon D300
DescriptionStack of 50x1s exposures
DateMarch 12, 2013 shortly after sunset
DescriptionPhoto taken in front of the Air and Space museum. Met several super nice groups of comet observers on the Mall who were eager to share the view under binoculars. Very easy to see with bino, with a beautiful short tail. Barely visible with naked eye. Canon 300D on tripod, 100mm lens.
DateMarch 14th 2013-8:15pm
EquipmentCelestron 5 SCT (1970's) Nikon D70 20 second exposure, clock driven.
DescriptionNice view of Comet Panstarrs above and in the trees after sunset. First night we could see with the naked eye near horizon as sky darkened.
PhotographerVictor C. Rogus
EquipmentMore clear skies for Jadwin Missouri so I had another chance to photograph comet Pan-STARRS with a 5 inch apochromatic refractor on a Losmandy mount My exposure time was 2 seconds ISO of 2500 and an F stop of 9 at 20:15:45. Cannon 60Da Camera
DescriptionA wonderful, warm, clear evening, but the comet is still not naked eye visible, but a wonderful sight all the while, Comet Pan-STARRS did become quite red as seen in this photograph just before it set below the horizon.
EquipmentCanon EOS 60D with tripod 10sec exp
DescriptionA color and hue altered 1st photo ever taken by me of a comet.