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Vis Obs - C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)

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  • john_drummond2001
    Hi, I visually observed C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) on February 24. The Moon was 12 days old and the comet was low in the SW late twilight – so a bit of a
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 25, 2013
      Hi,

      I visually observed C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) on February 24. The Moon was 12 days old and the comet was low in the SW late twilight – so a bit of a challenge to get a mag estimate...

      CometObs - ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CometObs/ )
      C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)
      2013 Feb. 24.32 UT: m1=about 3.0, Dia.= ~5', DC=5, Tail=20' in PA of 173˚, 15 x 70 B...John Drummond, (Gisborne, New Zealand) [Comet PANSTARRS easy to see in dusk. Nice coma and medium tail. Comparison stars - Alpha, Gamma, Delta PSA (mags 1.2, 4.2, 4.5). Comet 4 degrees altitude in the SW. Clear, bright 12 day Moon, twilight sky.]

      ICQ (International Comet Quarterly) ( icq@... )
      Feb. 24.33, ~3.0, 5' (John Drummond, Gisborne, New Zealand), 15 x 70 B;

      An image I took at the same time can be seen at...

      http://www.possumobservatory.co.nz/comet_images-all-continuing.htm

      Cheers

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      John Drummond
      Possum Observatory Complex
      International Astro Union Code: E94
      Gisborne, New Zealand
      E: 177d 53', S: 38d 38'
      Email: john_drummond@...
      Website: www.possumobservatory.co.nz
      Images: http://www.possumobservatory.co.nz/latest_images-all-continuing.htm
      Phone (mobile): 0275 609 287

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