Comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS: 18 Apr. 2013

Comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS: 18 Apr. 2013

Comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS: 18 Apr. 2013

On 18 Apr. 2013, after the Online Messier Marathon, the Virtual Telescope visited comet C/2011 L4 Pan-STARRS . This is the third morning in a row.

Above is the average of 15 unfiltered images, remotely taken with the PlaneWave 17 robotic unit, each integrated for 90 seconds, with the Paramount ME mount tracking the apparent motion of the body. The image scale is 1.2″/pixel and the comet shows a very beautiful, large tail, displaying its typical shape.

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