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Close Up comet PanStarrs

Javier Diez

April 1, 2013

Close Up comet PanStarrs

March 18th. A close up of comet PanStarrs with a 50cm and CCD 30 second exposures. By astrophotographer Vicent Peris at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia (in Aras de los Olmos),Spain. 39º 56' 42.00" N y 1º 6' 5.40" W. 1.280 m

Comments:

fallofathousandsuns : 04/16/2013 12:10 CDT

Pretty stunning photo. It makes it easy to understand why Aristotle called them kometes, which literally meant “long haired”. I actually built a website dedicated to comets including PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4). It can be found on http://www.fallofathousandsuns.com/comets.html

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