C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

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Christopher K.
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Re: C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

Post by Christopher K. » April 2nd, 2013, 3:36 pm

I didn't mention it before, but thanks to the person who posted the viewing reports from downtown Baton Rouge.

PANSTARRS will be a little over 2.5 degrees to the SSW of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) the evening of the 3rd--tomorrow. The best times anyone in Baton Rouge can hope to see the pairing would be between 7:30pm and 8:30pm. It's highly unlikely that even from the Burbank Soccer Complex the event will be viewed. M31 is dim enough in our light-polluted skies at a high altitude, much less at the horizon.

More information:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observin ... 37641.html

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)

Post by Christopher K. » July 3rd, 2013, 5:32 pm

Before this week I was not familiar with the antitail of a comet, but ISON has one that's been captured by Pete Lawrence. The image was used as the 29 June APOD.

Saturday's APOD:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130629.html

Antitails:
http://www.daviddarling.info/encycloped ... itail.html

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