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.
Support The Virtual Telescope Project!
If everyone reading this right now would donate something, our fundraiser would be done in a few days. Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of stunning Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!
donate now (you can adjust the amount later)