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Comet Panstarrs at Horizon: This comet with the designation C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs) is besides Lemmon the second bright comet which can be observed right now with binoculars in the Southern Sky. Its present position is close to the sun. Therefore it is only visible in the twilight around sunset and sunrise. In this image the comet is close to the horizon shortly before setting.

The images were made on 2 March 2013 between 18:28 - 18:34 UT, from  Somerset West, South Africa.



Object Comet Panstarrs at Horizon
Category Sun, Moon, Planets
Designation C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs)
Constellation Aquarius
Optics Astro Professional 80mm f/7
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera Modified Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure 1 x 10sec ISO 3200 for horizon, 3x1min ISO 400 for comet. IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Unguided
Processing DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop.
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 2 Mar 2013
Remark Exposure from 18:28 - 18:34 UT, 2-3-2013
 
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