Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

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Pavel S
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Comet PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 from Russia, Komi Republ 18 March

Postby Pavel S » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:05 am

This is a great comet! Fantastic. 5Dmark2+canon 28 2.8 15 sec iso1250
Copyright: Smilyk Pavel

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Pavel S » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:17 am

This is a great comet! Fantastic. 5Dmark2+canon135L 3.2 sec iso3200
Copyright: Smilyk Pavel

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Emil Ivanov » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:19 pm

Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS

One from last night (March 19th):

Interesting is the small spike barely visible at the right of the comet's nuclei. It can be seen better on the magnified crop from the stacked R-channel image:

Possible germ of antitail (?)
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Comet Panstarrs above Boulder

Postby pcully » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:49 pm



March 19, 2013 - Comet Panstarrs setting behind the iconic Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado. The horizon looked doubtful right down to the moment I started hiking up the trail with my tripods, but the clouds cleared right at sunset as predicted. Thank you Canadian Astronomy Sky Forecast - http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/astro/index_e.html

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Mack Frost » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:07 pm

Last night, we had a nearly clear sky for the first time since the Comet PanSTARRS became visible here in Cody, Wyoming (I actually saw it in between the clouds last Sunday, but it was still very low on the horizon.) So, last evening I went out northeast of Cody and shot this series of images of the comet. As twilight diminished, the first quarter moon began to dimly light the landscape. The mountain is Heart mountain, a limestone butte that dominates the skyline north of Cody.
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby wilsondm » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:48 am

Comet Panstarrs
http://www.galacticimages.com
Copyright: John Chumack
CometJetContrailChumackHRweb.jpg


PanSTARRS in the sky above Innsbruck, Austria
Copyright: Christoph Malin, Dr. Wolfgang Kausch, and Dr. Michael Winkler
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Panstarrs from Hungary
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Copyright: Tamas Ladanyi
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Panstarrs
Copyright: Tim Forrest
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Winter stars and Panstarrs
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Copyright: Tunç Tezel
BeynamPanstarrsMoon.jpg
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby agambaros » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:41 am

Comet Panstarrs and Monte Rosa from Mottarone @ 15 Mar 2013

Panoramic with Canon EF 24-70 @ 50mm f/3.5 6s 400 iso 400D.
Close-up with Sigma 180 f/3.5 @ f/4.5 2.5s 800 iso 40D.

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Name of mountains are visible in Flickr

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Emil Ivanov » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:37 pm

Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS
From March 20th:

The conditions were much more favorable, thus I imaged the comet in 1 x 1 binning. Nevertheless the twilight and the first quarter Moon didn’t allow again subtracting a flat frame, thus a gradient is present in the image. The small spike at the right of the comet nuclei was visible again, even maybe a little bit better than yesterday (see the magnified R-channel crop below):

More information available here
Animated Gif showing the movement of the small spike:
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Rothkko » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:59 pm

A modest Panstarrs for the collection, between clouds, of course.
Un modesto Panstarrs para el archivo; entre nubes, claro.
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby philto » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:22 pm

hello yesterday night, good seeing near Nîmes (France)
self made 275 mm newton F/3.3 + Eos 5DMII 400 iso
15 min exposure
best regards



image © Philippe TOSI

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Bastien Foucher » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:06 pm

Panstarrs, portait
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Copyright: Bastien Foucher


A higher definition of the image, without any Jpeg compression artefacts, can be found here :
http://www.helloduf.info/astro/panstarrs_ccd.png

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Eltri » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:05 am

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PanStarrs from Venice Italy

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby fred_76 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:45 pm

Hi!

This is my first submission to the Starship Asterisk*.

Here is my best shot of C/2011 L4 Panstarrs, from the suburb of Le Havre, in Normandy, France. The wind was blowing and the clouds were moving fast and furious. I only had a few dozen of minutes to install my DSLR and shoot the comet.

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Then, a long time spent to process the 15 images (4 seconds each @ 800 ISO) taken with my Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D and its 55-200 EFS lens set at 55 mm F/10. I processed the image as a dark sky image, using 5 darks, 5 offsets and 5 flats with Iris. The registration was made in two steps, one on the stars, one on the landscape. Then both resulting images have been processed with masks to keep only the crisp areas.

Fred

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Lorenzo Comolli » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:32 pm

Synchronic bands in Pan-STARRS
Author and Copyright: Lorenzo Comolli
http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/index2.htm

These images show synchronic bands in the dust tail of comet Pan-STARRS. Also a small hint of the sodium tail is visible; this one seems to have decreased the visibility respect to 15 March.
The first is a natural processing, while the second one had been enhanced with Larson-Sekanina algorithm.

Tech data: TEC 140, SBIG STL-11000 CCD, luminance filter, 7x120 s exp. Guiding on the comet.
Approx field: 2°x1.3°
21 March 2013, 18.56 UT
Location: Tradate, Italy.

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Image

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby philto » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:59 pm

Panstarrs comet with self made newton 275 mm F/3.3 + paracorr 2
10 min exp 400 iso on Eos 5DMII
process by deepskystacker , photomatix pro 4.2 and CS5
regards

image © Philippe TOSI

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby bryanstew » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:25 pm

My best Comet Panstarrs shot last week over the Honolulu International Airport.
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby dmcvey75 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:04 pm

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Comet PanSTARRS w/ Aries components over Summit County, Colorado
Blog about this photo w/ Higher Res Image: http://www.danielmcvey.com/?p=3988
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby wilsondm » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:48 pm

Panstarrs
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http://observatori.uv.es
Copyright: Vicent Peris (OAUV), Inma Ruiz, OAUV.
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The Comet and the Child
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby marion165 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:51 am

Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS on March 19 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalret ... 575743641/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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Comet C/2011 L4 PanSTARRS on March 19 2013 by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) was photographed on a very windy evening in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The high winds can clearly be seen by the movement of the tree in this 2.5 second photograph. The comet is barely visible to the unaided eye in the western sky about 45 to 60 minutes after sunset.

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Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) Stack on March 19 2013 by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

A stack of eleven 3.2 second exposures was taken of Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) on March 19, 2013 as it was seen setting in the western sky. Each image was taken with A Canon T2i and a 100 mm f/2.0 lens at f/3.5 (ISO 800) The images were stacked using ImagesPlus.

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby gianni » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:03 am

Panstarrs comet and Santa Maria della Pietà church (Rocca Calascio, Italy)

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Postby Florian Kainz » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:23 pm

After a week or so of overcast skies in the San Francisco Bay area, two evenings in a row were clear enough to observe comet C/2011 L4. Although it was already too dim to be seen with the naked eye it was visible to my digital camera.

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Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) - March 21 by fksr, on Flickr

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Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) - March 22, 8:30pm by fksr, on Flickr

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Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) - March 22, 8:50pm by fksr, on Flickr

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King Philip (Philippos) the second is wathcing comet Panstar

Postby conemmil » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:16 am

The father of Alexander the Great is watching comet Panstarrs in Thessaloniki Greece. I wonder what is he thinking now? Maybe he sees the comet as a good sign for a future military expedition? Maybe not. Anyway, it is always remarkable when two great icons are joined together!



That was the last time I've seen the comet by naked eye. The image was made with a 70-200mm lens at 70mm on a Canon 5D

Regards
Constantine Emmanouilidi.

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Pan-STARRS and Earth Hour

Postby DOM » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:13 pm

The lights of Château Frontenac are OFF during the Earth Hour. I had not calculated the event but the chance worked well here :) You can compare with the other image taken ~30 minutes before when the lights are ON. It was in Québec city , Canada.

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DOM :)

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

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