You want images and videos of Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)? We’ve got ’em! We’ll start with this stunning view from Japan, taken by Jason Hill. But there’s lots more below:
This timelapse comes from Andrew Takano, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin:
Another great timelapse comes from a public observaing event in Greece, sent to us by J.D Strikis and the Hellenic Amateur Astronomy Association:
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Comet PanStarrs C/2012 L4 Public Observing in Greece from J.D.Strikis on Vimeo.
Photographer Chris Schur said last night’s views were “the best and brightest comet yet in the western Arizona Sunset sky!” Schur said via email. “I was able to go much deeper tonight using an 80mm Zeiss refractor and Canon Xti. The head shows more fan like protrusions, and the tail is now really shaping up. … The comet here at our elevation of 5150 feet was very easy to see the entire time it was up, and I would rate it at first magnitude for sure.”
Comet Panstarrs above Boulder, Colorado on the evening of March 13, 2013, courtesy of Patrick Cullis:
You can see more at our Flickr page, and we’ll keep adding and posting! Thanks to everyone who has been so generous with sharing their great photos and videos.
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2 Replies to “Astrophotos: Latest Images and Videos of Comet PANSTARRS”
Got zipped twice, so far. Now where did I put that can of “Cloud Away”?
Oh, thanks for putting my photo up on your site. It wasn’t so easy to take. It was the result of six days of missed chances. Day six was the winner. That comet is practically invisible until about 55 minutes after sunset. Then it’s like a little smudge. Camera brings out the tail nicely, however. If you haven’t caught this one yet, don’t give up! It’s there.
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