Comet PANSTARRS Stars in a New Timelapse Movie

by Nancy Atkinson on March 12, 2013

NASA scientist Fred Espenak captured this wonderful timelapse video of Comet PANSTARRS as it set over the Dos Cabezas Mountains in Arizona. The photos were taken from San Simon, AZ using a Nikon D90 and Nikkor 18-200 VR zoom lens at 200mm. All exposures were 2 seconds at F/5.6 (ISO 800).

I’m now seriously jealous, as my location has been socked in with clouds all week so far. If you’re in the same boat, enjoy some more images of Comet PANSTARRS from Universe Today readers:

Comet PANSTARRS seen over Venice, California on March 11, 2013. Credit and copyright: Thad Szabo.

Comet PANSTARRS seen over Venice, California on March 11, 2013. Credit and copyright: Thad Szabo.


Comet PANSTARRS as seen over Fountain Hills, Arizona. Credit and copyright: Nice Leister,

Comet PANSTARRS as seen over Fountain Hills, Arizona. Credit and copyright: Nice Leister,

Comet PANSTARRS from Tucson, Arizona on March 11, 2013. Credit and copyright: Rob Sparks.

Comet PANSTARRS from Tucson, Arizona on March 11, 2013. Credit and copyright: Rob Sparks.

Comet PANSTARRS on March 11, 2013. Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon Sky Center.

Comet PANSTARRS on March 11, 2013. Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon Sky Center.

Comet PANSTARRS over Alabama USA. Credit an copyright: Kristen Lyles..

Comet PANSTARRS over Alabama USA. Credit an copyright: Kristen Lyles..

Comet PanSTARRS – The Movie from Fred Espenak on Vimeo.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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