Comet PanSTARRS in 12-inch Clark | Rich Schmidt

Rich Schmidt
Location of photo
US Naval Observatory
Date/Time of photo
March 14 8:20 pm EDT
US Naval Observatory 12-inch f/15 Clark refractor, prime focus, Nikon D7000. Five second exposure ISO 4000.
Comet PanSTARRS was just above the horizon when this image was taken from the 12-inch refractor at the Naval Observatory, Washington, DC. The telescope was horizontal! A dark lane is just visible extending away from the Sun in this image.