Comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)

         
     

12" ASA - LRGB

   
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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2013
C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) is a non-periodic comet discovered in June 2011 using the Pan-STARRS telescope located near the summit of Haleakalā, on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It became visible to the naked eye when it was near perihelion in March 2013.The Due to extremely bad weather we completely missed the opportunity to image this bright comet before March 17th. Last evening there seemed to be a small window between the clouds and we tried to catch the comet and we succeeded to do this in only one frame (!). No dark and flat field reduction was applied on this single 30 sec. R exposure. The blue color was artificially added in PS.
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Red Astronomik filter
Dates/Times: 17. 03. 2013
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: R:30sec., Bin 1
More details: Dark frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
 
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013. All Rights Reserved
 
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