Comet PanSTARRS | Stan Honda

Stan Honda
Location of photo
Very Large Array, New Mexico
Date/Time of photo
March 12, 2013, 8:16pm
Nikon D4 camera, 300 f4 lens, ISO 800, 1 second, f5.6
The comet was barely a naked eye object, but very visible in the camera. Drove out with a friend from Albuquerque to the Very Large Array in central New Mexico, sky was clear and we saw the moon and comet to the horizon. Earthshine on the moon was incredible.
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