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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by fausto.lubatti » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:56 pm

The comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) seen from Melegnano, Italy this evening.

Camera Model Name: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 8 sec
F Number: 2.8
ISO: 200
Date/Time Original: 2013:03:14 18:31:28 UTC
Focal Length: 100.0 mm
Lens Type: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by avdhoeven » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:51 pm

Here is my image of Panstarrs over the world famous windmills of Kinderdijk...
panstarrs_over_Kinderdijk_1_reduced_web.jpg
A full resolution version without text is here:

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And here is a version with the comet's skytrace clearly showing:
panstarrs_timelapse_annotated_small.jpg
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by jcharcalla » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:34 am

The sky was clear in Green Bank, WV this evening. This is a photo of the PanSTARRS comet over the NRAO's GBT (Green Bank Telescope). More info on the GBT can be found here https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/gbt/.

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Post by Chris Cook » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:18 am

My son and I observing Comet PanSTARRS from the top of a sand dune on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA on the evening of March 13, 2013. The image was taken with a remote camera trigger while we walked up to the top of the dune. A wonderful experience to share with him!

http://www.abmedia.com/astro/current/pa ... 31313.html
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by pcully » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:09 pm


Comet PANSTARRS surfing the mountains and low level clouds above the foothills of Boulder, Colorado. Turned out to be a wonderful viewing of the comet!

Similar video from the previous night, March 13, 2013.
http://vimeo.com/61777171

http://www.pcully.blogspot.com

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by Rich_Richins » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:47 pm

Here's a rather different view of the comet. Using the 1.2 day Moon, I subtracted the twilight colors from an image of the comet (acquired through a Celestron C11/Hyperstar3. The negative shows some faint striations in the ion tail. Enjoy!

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by jldauvergne » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:57 pm

Panstarrs over the roofs of Paris, march 16th 2013
http://astrophotography.fr
Copyright: Jean-Luc Dauvergne

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Post by Lucie Maquet » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:34 pm

[attachment=0]LucieComet.jpg[/attachment]
http://www.imcce.fr/~lmaquet/panstarrs15mars.jpg
Copyright : Lucie Maquet
Post-treatment : Jean-Luc Dauvergne
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by fausto.lubatti » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:39 am

The comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) setting behind Mount Rosa, Italy: picture taken from mount Mottarone summit.

Camera Model Name: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 6s
F Number: 2.8
ISO: 200
Date/Time Original: 2013:03:15 18:42:48 UTC
Focal Length: 100.0 mm
Lens Type: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by ejwwest » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:40 am

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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS by ejwwest, on Flickr
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Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS.
Taken in Chandlers Ford Hampshire on 13th March 2012 1915 UTC. Canon 40D 50mm lens f1.4 1 second at ISO 800. Very low down in the twilight haze

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Possible fragment splitting from PanStarrs nucleus

Post by PeterR » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:22 pm

Yesterday evening I focused on PanStarrs nucleus and coma rather than on it's tail, so I exposed not to saturate the nucleus and on 4-5 sequences there seems to be a fragment splitting from the nucleus visible bellow the coma.
This image was taken starting at 18:08:39 UT on the 15th of March and is a little more than 5 minutes of total exposure through a 10" (250 mm) Newton telescope.
The second image is sharpened and contrast enhanced. The colorfull third image is a frequency modulation that further enhances the local contrast and shows the possible fragment as a dark dot.
There seems to be 2 tails separated by a darker lane.
There was also a wing of an airplane passing through the tiny field of view (13' x 18'), leaving a trail and some star-shaped flashes.
I hope that this possible fragment can be confirmed soon.

/*Peter R

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by Erwin » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:56 pm

PanSTARRS from The Netherlands Canon EOS 7D
4 sec
f/4
EF70-200 f/4 @ 200mm
ISO 800
2013-03-14 19:50:49 CET
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by marion165 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:21 pm

Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) on March 13 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalret ... 561376203/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) on March 13 2013 by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) can be seen above the trees in the photograph taken on March 13, 2013. I cannot underestimate the importance of using a compass while looking for the comet. These twilight photos are really making me step outside my comfort zone when it comes to astrophotography. I am used to "star-hopping" to compose most of my night photographs. I feel like every day I photograph this comet, I am learning something new!

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by philto » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:27 pm

hello, last night with a self-made newton 200 mm F/3
eos 5DMII lended by HDRsoft 400 iso
7 min exposure

best regards

image Philippe TOSI (France-Nîmes)

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Post by Pawel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:14 pm

Comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) on March 16 2013. Airport Wroclaw. Poland. Author Paweł Stankiewicz.

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Post by Lorenzo Comolli » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:24 pm

Comet Panstarrs above Monviso and Italian Alps.
15 March 2013, from Capanne di Cosola (Italy), at 1500 m heigth.
Photo details: (1°) 350D, 50 mm f/3.5, 3.2 s exp, 1600 ISO. (2°) 5D, 200 mm f/5.6, 4 s exp, 1600 ISO.
Copyright 2013 Lorenzo Comolli
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Comet PanStarrs

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by NoelC » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:04 am

From the evening of March 16, over south Florida...
Comet_PanSTARRS.jpg
-Noel
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by wilsondm » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:00 am

Comet Panstarrs over Tucson, AZ
http://www.caelumobservatory.com/
Copyright: Adam Block
[attachment=3]Adam.jpg[/attachment]

PanStarrs from the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
http://www.caelumobservatory.com/
Copyright: Adam Block
[attachment=2]Adam (2).jpg[/attachment]

Comet 2011L4 from Athens
Copyright: Manos Kardasis
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
PanStarrs from the Canary Islands
http://www.miradordelcielo.es/
Copyright: Francisco A. Rodriguez
[attachment=1]Canary.jpg[/attachment]

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Post by johnw7500 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:12 am

Comet Pan-STARRS shot in Punta Gorda 3/13/2013
Sony Alpha 550 with Minolta 70-210 f4 10 Second 800 ISO
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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by jcham21 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:23 am

Comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4
March 16, 2013
More Information at My Website

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by Lucie Maquet » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:30 pm

Comet Panstarrs at Observatoire de Haute-Provence in France. Lens 85mm f/1.8
http://www.imcce.fr/~lmaquet/panstarrs15mars.jpg



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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by wilsondm » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:11 pm

Panstarrs and the moon from Santa Cruz, CA
Copyright: Hector BeltrandelRio
[attachment=2]Panstarrs and the moon from Santa Cruz, CA.jpg[/attachment]

Comet PanSTARRS Sunset
http://www.flickr.com/photos/latent0image/
Copyright: Waymen Askey
[attachment=0]askey.jpg[/attachment]

Panstarrs and the Moon
http://www.mandelphoto.com
Copyright: Steve Mandel
[attachment=1]mandel.jpg[/attachment]

Panstarrs over Austin
Copyright: Andrew Takano
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Panstarrs above the Alps
Copyright: Enrico Colzani
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Post by Zbigniew Siciarz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:07 pm

Seen from the beautiful Siekierkowski Bridge, comet C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS) appears to be looming above the skyline of capital city of Poland.

Date taken: 17 March 2013
Credit: Zbigniew Siciarz (http://siciarz.net)

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Re: Submission Gallery: 2013 Comets

Post by JeffWarnerPHOTO » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:28 pm

Comet Pan-STARRS on 3/13/13 from Santa Fe, New Mexico, a composite from one of the timelapses I did:

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Some background info here if you're interested:

http://jeffwarnerphoto.com/2013/03/17/3 ... composite/

Enjoy!