068/365 Pan-STARRS, is that you?

March 09, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

068/365  Pan-STARRS, is that you?068/365 Pan-STARRS, is that you?

Hello, Pan-STARRS, it is nice to meet you!

Can you find the comet? In this photo, it is just a dot. Not sure how it will survive the export to jpg and upload to the web! It has survived the journey from the outer reaches of the solar system, just to be destroyed by me? Oh no!

The comet is the little light spot in the lower left corner, a bit above the tree line. It is not any of the horizonal bright lines... those are jet contrails in the light of the setting sun.  There is a cheater photo below if you need some help!

Photo info:  170mm, f/5.0, 1/250 sec, ISO 200.   Tripod mounted, live view lockup.  Remote switch. 

Lesson's learned:  Comets are fun.  This is the first one I've seen.  Just have to scan the sky with binoculars, then click away.  I hope we get more clear skies.

Here the comet is highlighted (Just in case you didn't find it above):

068/365 Pan-STARRS, is that you?

 

 

Some 400mm photos,  cropped so you don't have to guess:

 

KF_L2391

 

 

KF_L2394

 

KF_L2397


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