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Comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4

We will be attempting to observe Comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4 on the 12th March 2013 at the Pavilion. The comet will be 11 degrees above the horizon at 19:00, close to Uranus; the Sun - according to starynight pro 4.5 sets at 19:00 so we will want to set up any equipment before sunset.

This will be a challenging observation, the comet is predicted to be close to its brightest but it will be in bright twilight
CAUTION SUN MUST HAVE SET BEFORE YOU USE YOUR BINOCULARS
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Image by member Arthur Cockburn
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2013-03-14 Just south of Cahors in France. 200mm lens f5.6 1s exposure ISO 1250

Image by Martin Crow
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Stack of 33 images ED80 Canon 600D

Image by Simon Dawes
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30s exposure Canon 650D Comet is just below centre of image



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