Comet Panstarrs C/2011 L4
Comet in North Eastern sky before sunrise
For Monday April 15th, 2013

Uploaded 4/19/13

 The comet speeds northwards, and now is entering the constellation of Cassiopiea. Still visible easily naked eye, the comet is probably near 4th magnitude at this time. Size wise, I am seeing around 1 degree visually, and around 2 degrees in binoculars. The field of the image here is around 3 degrees wide, and is a single frame 5 minutes long. The comet is now up by 3am, but rises to its best by first light round 4:30am. I can now JUST get the comet in the 12 inch down in the trees in the observatory. Hopeing to do that next!
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Lens: Stellarvue SV80s with Canon XTi / Hutech modified camera Platform: Televue GEM Exposure: 5 min Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 37F Processing Tools: Maxim DSLR, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS