Comet C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARRS): path across the stars

C/2011 L4 (Panstarrs): star chart
C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARRS): star chart

Comet C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARSS has reasonable chances to become a nice comet next March 2013. The map above shows its path across the stars from 1 March to 1 May, 2013.

The video below, covering the same time span, shows the comet path against the Sun, this making more evident the real, observing conditions.

[hana-flv-playervideo=””width=”640″description=”Comet C/2011 L$ (Pan-STARRS): path across the stars”player=”4″/]

The star chart was plotted using TheSkyX Professional, by Software Bisque.


Back to “Star Words”


Support The Virtual Telescope Project!

Support us! Please, donate and receive unique, LIMITED EDITION set of images of potentially hazardous asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1, images of the International Space Station above Rome and more, specifically made for supporters like you!

donate now (you can adjust the amount later)

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.