Location of photoUS Naval Observatory
Date/Time of photoMarch 14 8:20 pm EDT
EquipmentUS Naval Observatory 12-inch f/15 Clark refractor, prime focus, Nikon D7000. Five second exposure ISO 4000.
DescriptionComet 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.