Comet Pan-STARRS | Rick Fienberg

Photographer
Rick Fienberg
Email
rick.fienberg@comcast.net
Location of photo
Belmont, MA, USA
Date/Time of photo
2013 March 20, 8 p.m. EDT
Equipment
Canon 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.
Description
It 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!
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