Comet Panstarrs K5 
in the morning sky
March 8, 2014

 This comet has a peculiar shape. The almost spiral appearance of this comet can be best explained by a long dust tail that is curved slightly pointing nearly but not quite away from us as this comet comes in. Currently around 12th magnitude, it lies in a starry region of Hercules riding high at 3am.
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Lens: 12.5" f/5 Home bult Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Exposure: 10m L, 6m RGB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/10, Transparency 8/10 sky measures 21.6 mag/sec2 Outside Temperature: 40F Processing Tools: Maxim DL, Photoshop CS2 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS