PanSTARRS in the Frying Pan

Posted by jm-astro
on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This is an assembly of several sketches of comet PanSTARRS C/2011 L4, to create a color drawing.  We used a pair of 4" (100mm x 25) binoculars.    The dust tail had a surprisingly reddish hue, which contrasted with the white coma/core.  The comet was only visible for about 1/2 an hour.

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