C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) from Norway
- Thanks to very good weather this comet has been well observed from Norway,
photographically and visually. It became visible from March 12 and I have
able to observe it formally for twelve nights, including all evenings since
March 21. My observations, from in or near Oslo, have been reported to ICQ
My latest observation (using 10x50 B) was made shortly before moonrise:
Mar. 28.82 UT, coma mag. 3.9, Dia. 3', DC 6-7, tail 2.0-deg in p.a. 15 deg.
Comet PANSTARRS was quite easily visible to the naked eye as a light pillar
pointing upwards. It was clearly brighter than the Andromeda Galaxy that was
also seen without optical aid.
With best regards,
Bjørn H. Granslo
You are doing a heck of a lot better than most of us in the States....
Thanks to very good weather this comet has been well observed from Norway,
photographically and visually. It became visible from March 12
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- And if you still need proof that Norway is the place to be for PANSTARRS,
check out http://spaceweather.com/gallery/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=79964
and read the caption ...