Comet Panstarrs March 2nd 2013

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    Comet Panstarrs on March 2nd 2013. Easy to see with the naked eye from Rural locations.

    toalafoto, Mimi Ditchie, and 92 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. kevin-palmer 66 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture. I hope it still looks this good when it enters northern hemisphere skies next week.

    2. Oivind. Ness. 66 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Congrats on Explore

    3. Darren Flinders 66 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot.

    4. Karen Sheard 66 months ago | reply

      Hopefully we will get a glimpse in the UK, otherwise we will have to wait another 110,000 years for it to revisit our skies again :) Great picture!

    5. Star Mountain Media 66 months ago | reply

      They say that by late November, this comet may be "as bright as the full moon".. if you can already take *this* shot with a 6s exposure in Buenos Aires.. it's already pretty bright!

    6. --Steve 66 months ago | reply

      Way cool!!

    7. M.A.Gibson 66 months ago | reply

      Great capture

    8. lrargerich 66 months ago | reply

      Daniel Lowe It's a different comet :-) This is C/2011 L4 Panstarrs. The comet that can be "as bright as the full moon" is C/2012 S1 ISON.

    9. Travel Nature 66 months ago | reply

      Truely amazing, thanks for sharing.

    10. Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel 66 months ago | reply

      Karen Sheard mid-end next week looking best for clear skies/new moon combo. Luis thank you for sharing!! Saw this on wired, gave me decent idea of exposure times to use! Does anyone have a URL link to a chart showing max exposure times per focal length without needing equatorial mount for APSC lens lengths?

    11. lrargerich 66 months ago | reply

      Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel Thans! Johan I wouldn't recommend using a chart because exposure time depends on where you are pointing at the sky, it's not the same to shoot the celestial pole or the equatorial area. You might start with 600/focal_length but the best way to determine exposure time is by trial and error checking the photo on the camera LCD using zoom.

    12. Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel 66 months ago | reply

      Luis Argerich 600/l, I'll give that a whirl! Thank you sir :)

    13. glistening pin [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      Fabulous! Looking out for Panstarrs tonight!

    14. Starman_1969 66 months ago | reply

      Very nicely done. I am hoping to see it soon, where I am.

    15. Jorge S. King 66 months ago | reply

      Hermosa foto. Felicitaciones.

    16. 66 months ago | reply

      Hi there! Just wanted to let you know I used this great photo on the Peterson Field Guides Facebook page today (with attribution). Thanks for making it available through Creative Commons!

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