Catching a Comet

March 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Catching a comet turned out to be – not so easy. This is comet PAN-STARRS, and for us here in the Chicago area that sees about 6 clear nights a year, the odds weren’t too great that I could get an image. This comet appeared on the horizon, just after sunset, and with the clouds on the horizon I had 3 to 4 minutes to see it as clouds passed in front of it. (That and it took a long time to even find it!) Now it’s supposed to get higher in the sky, however as it does it will get fainter as it moves further away. Perhaps the one due to arrive in November will put on a better show.

 

My feeble attempt –

 


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